Русский New site

Advanced search

[ New messages · Forum rules · Members ]
Page 1 of 11
Forum » SpaceEngine » Off-topic Discussions » Need results and opinions on this question! (Doing an essay for my EPQ and I need people's opinions!)
Need results and opinions on this question!
Should Humanity Continue Space Exploration?
1.Yes[ 25 ][96.15%]
2.No[ 1 ][3.85%]
3.Yes and No (Specify below)[ 0 ][0.00%]
Answers total: 26
Rhysy27Date: Monday, 27.01.2014, 18:17 | Message # 1
Space Tourist
Group: Users
United Kingdom
Messages: 31
Status: Offline
So for my essay I am researching this question I've chosen. I need some feedback on this question so I can analyse the results later. I would appreciate if you guys could help me out! Maybe posting this on forums dedicated to a space simulator wasn't the best for un-bias results, but oh well!




"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
 
Billy_MayesDate: Monday, 27.01.2014, 18:42 | Message # 2
Pioneer
Group: Users
Finland
Messages: 485
Status: Offline
I don't see any reason why not. I think most users here will probably vote yes.




AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz Quad-Core - AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB VRAM - 4GB RAM - 1680x1050 75 Hz Samsung screen
 
SpaceEngineerDate: Monday, 27.01.2014, 18:45 | Message # 3
Author of Space Engine
Group: Administrators
Russian Federation
Messages: 4798
Status: Offline
I would be interesting to watch statistics from some non-profiled place, like livejournal or historical forum. Do you have it?




 
Rhysy27Date: Monday, 27.01.2014, 18:51 | Message # 4
Space Tourist
Group: Users
United Kingdom
Messages: 31
Status: Offline
Quote
I think most users here will probably vote yes.

That's what I assumed also. biggrin

Quote
...like livejournal or historical forum. Do you have it?

I do not, although now I might just have a gander at those ones. happy





"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
 
DIS7RICTDate: Monday, 27.01.2014, 22:19 | Message # 5
Space Pilot
Group: Users
Australia
Messages: 114
Status: Offline
Of course. I think it's for the best, and I couldn't stand it if we stopped Space Exploration. Although I would have Space Engine to keep me occupied.




PC: Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX670 2GB, Win 7 64-bit

There'll be another time...
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 27.01.2014, 23:15 | Message # 6
Cosmic Curator
Group: Administrators
United States
Messages: 8714
Status: Offline
Historically, the systematic expansion of human knowledge through science has been dramatically beneficial to our species (I could write for days on exactly how). Space exploration plays an important role in this expansion of understanding, as well as providing valuable services that spawn technology development, save billions of dollars and thousands of lives annually through things such as weather forecasting, and stabilize international relations by allowing nations to know what each other is doing, which limits the influence of the more aggressive and paranoid elements in a government who feel it prudent to assume that potential adversaries are more dangerous than they truly are.

It is also the case that humanity, and eventually all life on Earth, are doomed if we remain on this planet. Supervolcanic eruptions, catastrophic climate change, asteroid impacts, super-viral outbreak, and ultimately the expansion of the Sun, all threaten our species and our biosphere. Most of these threats will inevitably happen. The only way our species can reliably survive indefinitely is if we spread across multiple worlds, and ideally multiple star systems. This limits the amount of damage any single cataclysm can inflict. Spreading life to other places in the cosmos is the only way to give it a good chance for long-term survival.

And those important practical matters aside, it is in the nature of our species to explore and expand our horizons. Space is the only option for that to be an everlasting endeavor.

So obviously, yes, we should continue space exploration.





All forum users, please read this!
My SE mods and addons
Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, GTX 970 3584 MB VRAM
 
NovaSiliskoDate: Monday, 27.01.2014, 23:30 | Message # 7
Explorer
Group: SE team
United States
Messages: 288
Status: Offline
Okay, who voted "no"?
 
ProteusDate: Tuesday, 28.01.2014, 00:43 | Message # 8
Explorer
Group: Users
United States
Messages: 172
Status: Offline
Quote SpaceEngineer ()
I would be interesting to watch statistics from some non-profiled place, like livejournal or historical forum. Do you have it?


This ^^

I find it odd that such a question is polled on a space-exploration-simulation-game website, as if the option of "no" could be anywhere near a popular answer among such a community. tongue





 
DisasterpieceDate: Tuesday, 28.01.2014, 01:11 | Message # 9
World Builder
Group: Users
United States
Messages: 640
Status: Offline
Quote NovaSilisko ()
Okay, who voted "no"?

Exactly, the guy has an account on a space dedicated forum (which is also why these results are very much skewed from the actual numbers)!





I play teh spase engien
 
DIS7RICTDate: Tuesday, 28.01.2014, 04:16 | Message # 10
Space Pilot
Group: Users
Australia
Messages: 114
Status: Offline
Quote Proteus ()
I find it odd that such a question is polled on a space-exploration-simulation-game website, as if the option of "no" could be anywhere near a popular answer among such a community.


Because if there was a reason for "no" it wouldn't be a very good one. The only main excuse would be cost, and that can be cut down on elsewhere.

Quote HarbingerDawn ()
I could write for days on exactly how


I know right.





PC: Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX670 2GB, Win 7 64-bit

There'll be another time...


Edited by DIS7RICT - Tuesday, 28.01.2014, 04:20
 
Rhysy27Date: Tuesday, 28.01.2014, 09:05 | Message # 11
Space Tourist
Group: Users
United Kingdom
Messages: 31
Status: Offline
Even though I posted it on these forums at least I can get arguments for it smile

I'll have to look elsewhere for against arguments.





"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
 
neutronium76Date: Wednesday, 05.03.2014, 03:20 | Message # 12
World Builder
Group: Users
Greece
Messages: 718
Status: Offline
Quote Rhysy27 ()
I'll have to look elsewhere for against arguments.


Ok. Here is one against argument.





PC1:Core i7 970@3.34GHz, 6 cores/12 threads, 12GB DDR3 RAM@1.34GHz, 2x(SLI) GTX-580 GPUs 3GB VRAM(GDDR5)@1GHz, OS:Win7x64SP1
PC2:Core2Quad X9770@3.2GHz, 2 cores/4 threads 4GB DDR2 RAM@1GHz, GTX-285 GPU 1GB VRAM(DDR3)@1.24GHz, OS:WinVistax64SP2
 
DeathStarDate: Wednesday, 05.03.2014, 17:16 | Message # 13
Pioneer
Group: Users
Croatia
Messages: 515
Status: Offline
Quote neutronium76 ()
Ok. Here is one against argument.


How is that supposed to be an against argument? It isn't like war would be nonexistent without space exploration...
 
Forum » SpaceEngine » Off-topic Discussions » Need results and opinions on this question! (Doing an essay for my EPQ and I need people's opinions!)
Page 1 of 11
Search: