Asteroid mining should be persuade
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Asteroid mining. Good or bad?
Should we spend enough resources in the next 3/4 decades so we can earn a profit on asteroid mining?
Note: This debate can be based on theory, but an adequate amount of reasoning has to be provided.
This debate is a short one, so I can get a sense for the context. If likable, I will start another debate, on the same topic, but perhaps longer, 5 to 7.5k words.
50% of the debate was forfeited.
Forfeiting half of the debate is an excellent example of poor conduct.
Con ff 1/2 debate
Arguments are little contest. Potential benefits of resource acquisition, vs the threat of global warming out in space... Of course con asserted that the potential resources to be invested in it could otherwise be used for a host of other benefits down here; but without any reason to suspect they might be used for that, this fell flat.
Sources were well used by pro in the second round. It being the final round normally I wouldn't give it, but refuting an argument with a single word and a link deserves extra credit (the link was the universetoday.com one, which showed that we know what asteroids are made of, whereas con insisted we have no idea).
Con's numerous spelling errors, distracted me from the debate. Such as within this segment: "prove Earth is flat and soace is fake to win. Instead, the framework is one of oriorities whwre" or "We jave so many issues to fox"; whereas pro (with the exception of the wrong word in the resolution), was clear.
Conduct for forfeiture. Technically a full forfeit, even while I'm choosing to grade everything.
Con FF half of the debate, that's poor conduct.
Due to the debate being incomplete, all other points tied.