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TIME @ “MMMM d, yyyy” November 7, 2018
Argumentative Essay
In this scenario, 15 people are aboard the international space station, during this time, a giant asteroid strikes the earth with a magnitude of 1 trillion tons of TNT. After the impact of the asteroid strike, there are no signs of survivors in the world and the 15 people who are aboard the international space station are not able to establish communication with planet earth. There is a large layer of dust and smoke surrounding the land, this means that the spaceship cannot be able to make its way back to the surface of the earth without getting support from the surface. At the moment, the 15 people who are on the space shuttle are the only known human beings, and their survival is vital as it is the only means of ensuring the continuity of the human race. There is only one shuttle in the space that will be able to return safely to the surface of the earth, at the station, the resources available are only able to support six people for the period of six months when the dust and smoke surrounding the planet will have settled to allow the space shuttle to return to earth safely. We only have an option of selecting six crew members who will survive and who will be able to return to earth to help in repopulating the human race. In selecting survivors, we need to consider those who are capable of repopulating human beings on the planet.

One of the crew members is Michelle; she is a 42-year-old cancer survivor and a mother of 17-year-old twins. As a 42-year-old, Michelle is at the menopause age; this means that her reproductive hormones have decreased and she might not be able to bear any other child. In this case, she will not be able to help in the repopulation of the earth. Caroline is 31 years old and the co-pilot of the space shuttle, at 31 years, Caroline can give birth and help in the process of repopulating the earth. She is also a skilled shuttle pilot, and she will be able to steer the shuttle back to the surface of the planet. I will select Caroline as the first survivor in the space station. Sumiyo is 48 years old, at this age, she might not be able to give birth at this age. However, she has a vast experience on health matters, and she can be able to carry out medical experiments. I will select her as the second survivor to make sure that the survivors receive proper medical care.
Natasha is aged 27, at this age, she can be able to reproduce. However, she has known reproduction problems, and they may reoccur. The primary aim of selecting survivors in this space shuttle is to make sure that the human race is repopulated, in this case, I will not choose Natasha to be among the survivors because of the reproduction complications that may reoccur. Addrienne is another member of the crew in the space station which I will select to be the third survivor. At her age, 34, she can give birth, and she is already a mother of two young boys. This is a proof that she can give birth, as the only member from Sub-Saharan Africa, she will be able to help in the repopulation of the Sub-Saharan people. Alexandra, the captain of the ship, is 51 years old, the probability that she will give birth is almost zero, and she does not have any children. In this case, I will not select her to be among the survivors; this is because, Caroline, the co-pilot will be able to play her role as the captain of the space shuttle. The main aim of having the survivors will be to repopulate the earth and Alexandra will not be able to help in achieving this objective.
Sergei is 44 years old, he is married and well-built but does not have any children. Her mother is still doing well at the age of 74; this means that Sergei will be able to live for long. However, the main aim is to make sure that the earth is populated again, by not having children, there is a high probability that Sergei is impotent, and because of this, I will not choose him as a survivor. Max will be the fourth survivor who I will select in the space shuttle. She is 32 years old, father of six and has medical experience as a flight surgeon. Hiro is 41 years old; he is a father of two children. However, he has sight problems which might affect the new population of earth. Because of this, I will not select him to be among the survivors. Rahim is 38 and an expert pilot, as a father of five children and his skills, I will select him to be the fifth survivor in the space station.
Kerry is 57 years, and her probability of reproducing is almost zero. I will not select her to be among the survivors. Steven is another member of the crew, he is 41 years, and from Nigeria, he does not have any child although he is single. I will not select him to be among the survivors because there is no proven evidence that he can be able to reproduce. Jorge will be the sixth survivor in the space station, he is one of the most brilliant young astronomers and has one two-year-old daughter, she can reproduce and repopulate the earth at her age of 29 years. Dimitri is 32 years old and does not have any child yet, because of this I will not select him to be among the survivors. Similarly, I will not choose Angelo who is 43 years to be among the survivors as he does not have any children yet.
I will select members of the crew who can reproduce and repopulate the universe. In this case, I will only choose members who have proven evidence that they can be able reproduce and those that have proper skills to make sure that humans survive. Skills such as medical skills.

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