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Some people want the government to spend more money looking for life on other planets, while others think it is a waste of public money and there are many problems on the earth. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
When it comes to the necessity of exploring outer space, some people argue that more budgets should be spent on looking for creatures on other planets, but others believe that the government should focus on issues on the earth.
On one hand, human beings should try to find new life forms on other planets since those planets may also be available for human beings to live in. It is acknowledged that the environment on the earth has been damaged severely due to the development of industry and some resources have been exhausted already. Sooner or later, the earth may become so barren it cannot accommodate human beings any more. Considering such a possibility in the future, it is reasonable for some people to eagerly explore the space.
On the other hand, there do exist numerous urgent problems on the earth that need to be tackled. Even in the current era, many regions, such as South Africa, are underdeveloped; famine, poverty, disease still deprive a lot of people of their lives. Compared to spending a large amount of money on exploring the unknown outer space, it is more effective for governments to allocate more budgets to help people in need. Thus, a lot of uncertainties actually exist if money is used for looking for other life forms, but helping impoverished residents seems more effective.
From my own perspective, the search for life in other planets should be a long-term goal for every country, but governments should adjust their budgets according to their financial conditions. Exploring the outer space is really costly and not all countries could afford such an expense. For rich countries, they could regard the mission of exploring other planets as a priority; however, for impoverished countries, enhancing life quality of the public should be their urgent task.