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35
No, too dangerous. Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
Debate Score:76
Arguments:36
Total Votes:85
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 No, too dangerous. (21)
 
 Yes, it's safe as anywhere. (15)

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Would you live on the moon?

When the time comes, will you go?

No, too dangerous.

Side Score: 41
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Yes, it's safe as anywhere.

Side Score: 35
5 points

No thankyou. I like air, gravity and trees.

Side: No, too dangerous.
3 points

Live on the moon? What planet are you from?

If we can't live on this beautiful earth without destroying it how could we hope that the desolate moon is an alternative?

Those who think space travel will solve our problems should go to the moon right away so the rest of us can try to make the earth a better place.

Side: No, too dangerous.
3 points

Well, I think its pretty obvious that a trip to the moon would be very risky. There is lift off, the ride over, the landing, and then trying to survive. No fresh air, only canned air in the domed moonbase, and then you need to put on a spacesuit whenever you step "outside." I'm not sure I could handle that.

I would support a visit to the moon for, say, a week, but I'm not signing up to live there because it would take me away from my family and friends. And, most of all, my TV. I just got some really good cable hooked up, and I'm pretty sure that you can't get the Sci-Fi Channel on the moon. (Although that would be pretty cool)

Side: Good place to visit
2 points

No. The ride up would be terrifying, and frankly, where would I find a Crate & Barrel once I'm there? There's roughing it and then there's going without the bare necessities of civilized life for heaven's sake.

Side: No, too dangerous.
3 points

Good point, there is no Crate & Barrel. On the other hand, there is an American flag and some assorted moon dusts.

Side: No, too dangerous.
2 points

First off you have to establish a working housing complex to live in, and then you have to worry about limited food, water, and oxygen that would need to be imported. Let alone the danger of meteors that could breach the security of the structure with projectiles the size of pebbles, isolation, and boredom if you're not interested in doing scientific study (in which case you probably wouldn't even be there, other than to serve as "orchestrator of custodial duties", aka a janitor).

Side: No, too dangerous.
2 points

I wouldn't live there because of the danger posed, I wouldn't live there because it would simply SUCK. There is nothing there. Most astronauts were amazed at the utter lack of anything there and the cold unwelcoming feel of the moon.

"We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the earth."

— William Anders, Apollo 8 on the delicate beauty of the earth from the moon.

Side: No, too dangerous.
2 points

I would not want to live in an early extraterrestrial colony, nor would I be fit to: As we stand, our resources would limit the number of people such a colony could support, and I'm not of peak physical ability, nor am I at the top of any of the fields I could work in, therefore I am not a good candidate for a lunar colony. When the times comes and we are able to create larger offworld colonies, everyone posting here will be dead; therefore I will not live on the moon because the time of civilian offworld living is not yet upon us.

It's a nice idea, yes, but unless we can terraform the moon we won't be able to live in anything but enclosed, artificial spaces, and while I'm the sit-inside-on-the-internet type, I do appreciate outdoors enough to know I'd find it claustrophobic living in a hermetically sealed moon-dome. The ideal moon colony would be so similar to earth that really, I wouldn't care where I was, and a more realistic moon-colony would have little appeal to the average person save the novelty of low gravity. If you want to be a spaceman for fun, save up and ride the vomit comet.

Side: No, too dangerous.
2 points

if the expert can prove that we can live on moon why not,but as of now its too dangerous for us.thers no oxygen unless you want to carry an oxygen tank for the rest of your life then go for it.

aside from that there are no food housing and ofcourse livelihood,if the expert can provide that and make the moon into typical living place then why not,but as of now thats thousand years in the making.

Side: No, too dangerous.
2 points

Alot of people seem excited about the idea, and at first i thought it was pretty cool. but when you actually think about the reality of moving away from this planet its so daunting. image being on a planet nothing like ours, no trees, no sun etc. its not right. the idea is interesting but tbh i dont think its a great idea to risk moving people there.

And the moons the moon. its not meant to be lived on. there is no need to swarm over onto another planet when we are able to live comfortably here. Id only just consider moving to the moon if i was told the world was going to blow up.

Side: No, too dangerous.
2 points

I love risk and adventure, but no, I would not live permanently on the moon at this time. I lavish my earthly creature comforts and thrive on knowing what to expect. Moon life would be difficult, limited, lonely, dark and suffocating. Although I know full well that I am in control of absolutely nothing in my daily life on earth, at least I can get home in a well-tested three hour Continental plane flight!

Side: Good place to visit
1 point

No, I would not but it is only because I do not have the science background that would ne necessary in the years that I have left. In the future I could see colonies that I would be able to live in, but as a pioneer now I do not see it as possible. My Great-grandfather came out out Western to Washington when he was 18. Pioneering is a young person's activity. Thank goodness we have youth

Side: No, too dangerous.
1 point

it depends how we would live

Side: depends
1 point

too hot during the day, too cold at night... and we dont have enough resources...

Side: No, too dangerous.

Let's see...no gravity, no air and no resources. Just No.-----

Side: No, too dangerous.

No way! It is freezing and so desolate up there. Also, I would have to wear a space suit all the time.

Side: No, too dangerous.

Nope... Why would I when I have nice Earth.. At least on Earth, there will be no ISIS

Side: No, too dangerous.
4 points

I would love to be a moon pioneer. There's an excitement in being one of the first people to ever do something that i like.

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
sdfjgasd(1) Disputed
1 point

poda punda. lusukudiya da nee moonla vazha.. otha earth yedama illa?

Side: No, too dangerous.
3 points

If I have to, yeah. If the Earth isn't fit to provide for me anymore, I'll go where I have to, to continue living.

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
3 points

I've always loved the idea of the journey rather than the landing. Plus, its the freaking moon.

You look up into the stars and see the entire universe laid out before you. It would be beautiful. I wouldn't care about the environment, or the oxygen problems, that kind of travel is an idea that has always intoxicated me.

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
3 points

We have to get off this cesspool planet soon. It is our own fault the way it is, but it isn't going get fixed without serious poulation control (unrealistic without dictatorship) or a new place for those that want it, to go.

The situation is practically the same as when the 'New World' was discovered and pioneers where needed to open the way. The ones who went first had it hardest, sure, but they also had the best choice too.

If they are looking for volunteers, sign me up!

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
Cthulhu(50) Disputed
2 points

The American pioneers also faced great hardship, little by way of a law to support them and a rather unpleasant war of unification before they had anything resembling a civilization that could be included in the modern world. I doubt that a lunar colonisation would suffer the same rapid expansion as the American frontier, but only because we'd most likely be limited to environments that require complete construction before being habitable, and international conflict over lunar territory would be able to grow more due to the greater amount of time required to colonise the moon. I agree that Earth is politically unpleasant and facing some unpleasant population issues, but I doubt colonising new strange new worlds would do anything more than create space for us to repopulate within a generation and cause political unrest. You may be right about signing up should the oppertunity arise though; the moon is far less likely to see outright war over such issues than the Earth.

Side: No, too dangerous.
3 points

Since some 4 millions of years we are"humanity".

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We have made "improvements" as the fire, the needle, the wheel, electricity, computers, planes, painting, opera, guitars, billions of totally different screws... and NOW humanity is making around 1200 l"improvements" PER SECOND.

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We go "everywhere", we are curious and afraid of nothing. Permanent discussions and debates bring more cleverness/understanding/courage.

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The moon is now near, reachable, at hand.. (a muslim haddith says " somebody said that somebody said that somebody said that muhamad said ISLAM SHALL EXIST UNTIL THE MAN IS ON THE MOON".. so ok... stupids exists...).

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BUT the "clever ones" just build the future, and it seems that the future of humanity is globally "no limits, no frontiers".

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I try to be a "clever one", strongly and modestly.

To go to the moon is not a problem for me, to try to give "my gram of salt" to the humanity progresses.

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When is my departure planned ?

Please just allow me to bring my pipe/tobacco, I prepare the luggage.

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
3 points

Of course! What a wonderful, exciting thing to do. We need to renew that creative, pioneer spirit that formed out country anyway. I would love to be a pioneer.

Side: Pioneer spirit
2 points

Once appropriate technology is around to make the moon a comfortable and safe place to live than I would consider living there. However I wouldn't want to be a pioneer or first inhabitant; I would wait a couple years to make sure it was safe.

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
2 points

yes i would if they support us with the things i need and a home and as long as my family comes and wants to come then yes i would go to the moon

Side: Maybe
1 point

It's safe because by the time they'd move us up there they'd have

a moon base safe enough for us to live there and fly to other planets in the solar system to study them.

Side: moonbase baby
1 point

when the times come for this to be able to happen, we will be figures in our history.

if we think back from that time why didn't we do it then rather than now when we have more problems in our society.

living on the moon is something that will happen, so why dont we do it now, rather than later

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
1 point

The moon is like a refuge away from all of mankind's petty politics and trashy societies. The trouble is, however, that the first people who inhabit it will be from the wealthy nations and will drag their trash up there.

It's fun to imagine a utopia however.

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
TERMINATOR(6778) Disputed
1 point

What makes you think that, even without human 'petty politics' etc., it would be a 'utopia'?

Side: No, too dangerous.
Conro(767) Disputed
1 point

I could imagine a purely scientific colony to start with eventually coalescing into a self-sustaining population of generally rational people. As there is no "petty politics" or partisan politics, the society should be able to govern itself fairly autonomously and rationally. However, this is incredibly idealistic. Rabble eventually find a place and grow like a cancer in any society, faster than the (this is going to sound elitist, but hey, the rest of this argument also sounds elitist) intelligent, rational bunch. It would be a temporary utopia, but sustained for longer than more traditional utopias due to the virtually complete isolation of the moon.

People continue to mention the difficulty of living on a planet without green, the sun, or preposterously enough, gravity. First, to clear up the gravity issue, there is gravity everywhere. Each material object has a gravitational field. The moon has gravity. Not as much gravity as the Earth, but it still has a noticeable amount. The sun will also be there, although the days and nights will be much longer. The green also would exist, but not on the "outside" as we have come to know it. The "outside" would instead be on the inside as interior fields, crops, and other organic life. Such would be one of the only ways to efficiently maintain a livable environment for humans.

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
aveskde(1935) Disputed
1 point

What makes you think that, even without human 'petty politics' etc., it would be a 'utopia'?

Utopia is a society without humans, basically. I was alluding to that because wherever humans go, they bring baggage that prevents progression.

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.
1 point

Yes, that would be awesome (if it were possible), I would be able to jump really high and stuff

Side: Yes, it's safe as anywhere.