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Task：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.
Our imagination about beings on other planets has never stopped and reached its climax in such movie series like “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” in 1960s and 1970s. If other life forms do exist, as many people believe, is it worthwhile for the government to spend money looking for them?
There are many people who are very enthusiastic about those life forms on other planets. They are interested in how these different beings survive and believe their more advanced technology may well help us human beings solve their existing problems. Besides, as many scientists have speculated, the Earth will eventually die and disappear into the black hole. We therefore need to find our siblings on other planets so that when that day does arrive, our future grand, grand children will not perish from the Earth.
Those with more realistic bend of mind, however, do not support the idea of spending money on life forms on other planets. They are generally more doubtful about the existence of other beings in the outer space, so they believe it is just a huge waste of money to try to look for them, especially when there still are so many practical problems on this planet crying for solution. The money squandered on the exploration of aliens, they argue, should go to helping children who are unable to pay for their college education and those who are ill but cannot enjoy decent medical services.
Personally, I do think that there should be a balance between the money spent on the immediate issues and the future ones. Undoubtedly, such pressing problems as housing, education, and medicare ought to be taken care of by the government, but it is also the responsibility of the government to prepare for the future of the Earth. Seen in this light, a reasonable investment on the life on other planets is perfectly justifiable.