Nowadays with the substantial development of science and technology, there is a rapid increase in space explorations and discoveries as well. Humans are eager and curious to find further about the other worlds and acquire knowledge about other planets. But are we justified making space discoveries?
To some extent it can be agreed that humans get to learn much about the other worlds by space discoveries, but what is the need of it?
Our planet earth is not fully discovered yet so how can we explore other worlds?
Humans, at present, are facing many tribulations such as global warming, financial crisis, over population.
The billions of dollars that are spent on these useless discoveries can be used to patch up the global issues.
What are humans doing now a days, is not completely but figuratively useless. A look around the society can prove that humans exist but without humanity.
Humans have accomplished making the nuclear bomb but have forgotten the use of it. They have made unique weapons but are they being used in the right place?
Do we know the value of life? I think we don’t.
Albert Einstein truly said: “The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything.”
Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the planet. Recent years show increasing temperatures all over the world and increasing extremities in weather patterns.
The climate is changing, and the earth is warming up. With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, instead of discovering water on Mars, why not make technology that directly benefits humanity? Such as, make technology to save planet earth from destruction due to climate change, which is one of the greatest issues now a days.
Why bother spending money on exploring space, when these great minds could be applied to finding better ways to power humanity’s insatiable desires such as feeding the million starving around the globe. The huge amounts of money that we waste can be utilized in charity and other social works.
Oscar Wilde once said: ‘The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.’
Why not make the life better here on earth before entering heavens?
Syria’s civil war is the worst humanitarian crisis. More than 11 million people have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Families are struggling to survive inside Syria or make a new home in neighboring countries. Can these Space discoveries and explorations be used to settle the disputes in Syria, or provide shelter to the millions homeless?
These discoveries cannot even be used to settle the conflicts in Palestine or settle those homeless. These discoveries even feed the starvation of Ethiopia. Then what are they used for?
Humanity is the number one priority and keeping the human race alive is a necessity.
Education should be our priority to get everyone on their feet. Exploring space can wait until we are healthy on the ground unless there is some reason that exploring space is going to improve our condition within the next ten generations more than education would improve our condition.
Wealthier countries can help developing nations so they can grow further to a stable position and economy. There are two major crises going on at our home planet; global warming and the world wild economic crisis, where both are severe. If the government doesn’t handle the economic crisis with care, the earth will end up poor, and then there would be no use of the space discoveries.
Rather than sending expensive robots on space, why not focus on the needs of humanity. From a medical point of view, our health sector needs a lot of research and qualified doctors because still in 21st-century diseases are not cured properly.
Let’s exploit these resources on humankind, such as health and education. Proper schools should be constructed in underprivileged areas. So instead of wasting them on these useless discoveries we should fulfill the needs of people. Priority is to edify people to facilitate themselves so they can help us when it’s time to explore space.