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    What forms of life deserve to live?

    Is it just humans, whales an dolphins?

    Am I guilty of mass murder because I killed an entire nest of wasps?
    Who says wasps are less important than humans?
    Aren't we all callous/heartless killers in reality?
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    It's all perspective. To us, ants aren't a big deal, but to ants, they are the only deal. I'm just glad nothing is around that would think of us the way we think of ants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    It's all perspective. To us, ants aren't a big deal, but to ants, they are the only deal. I'm just glad nothing is around that would think of us the way we think of ants.
    Humans can easily be trained/brainwashed to treat other humans like insignificant ants. Others just think that way naturally.

    We are our own worst enemies.
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    I like the question. We know we’re slaughtering worms and beetles when we dig a foundation for a new hospital or school. And as for microbes - we relish their demise.

    But cock fighting makes me want to puke more than MMA where at least the participants are willing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    It's all perspective. To us, ants aren't a big deal, but to ants, they are the only deal. I'm just glad nothing is around that would think of us the way we think of ants.
    Human society is somewhat based on ant colonies. The slave instinct in ants is similar to the slave instinct in humans. Sycophants are common at the water-cooler and every other career choice.

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    We are a ruthless species of animal and there's simply no denying it. If there are peaceful space aliens I can see no reason why they would want to contact us.
    Maybe we are a dangerous species that was long ago banished to a far-away penal colony in deep space to keep us from destroying the other peaceful forms of life in the universe?

    Can anyone name another species that we have not ruthlessly killed when it serves our needs.......including other humans who have something we want?

    Anyway.......how about those Red Sox?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I like the question. We know we’re slaughtering worms and beetles when we dig a foundation for a new hospital or school. And as for microbes - we relish their demise.

    But cock fighting makes me want to puke more than MMA where at least the participants are willing.
    I think I've figured out the answer:
    Only cute species deserve to share our planet.....Puppies and kittens are safe (mostly) but those fucking ugly lobsters deserve to die because of their looks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    I think I've figured out the answer:
    Only cute species deserve to share our planet.....Puppies and kittens are safe (mostly) but those fucking ugly lobsters deserve to die because of their looks!
    I’ll go you one better.

    We find those animals cute for one simple reason. They are mammals and so are we.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I’ll go you one better.

    We find those animals cute for one simple reason. They are mammals and so are we.
    I don't think we have an automatic affinity to other mammals though.
    We hunt and kill them for pleasure with no remorse.
    It takes the Marine corps only 12 weeks to turn a peaceful/religious civilian into a ruthless killing machine of fellow humans.
    To me that means that the killer was always just below the surface waiting for an excuse to do what comes naturally to him.......KILL.

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    The premise of the OP is flawed. I mean, I think we should treat all creatures decently and with respect. They all have their niche; their role to play in the ecosystem we call planet Earth. But there are beef cattle and chickens and turkeys and pigs that die in order to sustain human life. And then, gazelles on the plains of Africa die to sustain lions and their prides. So, I think the question is moot. I'm not quite sure what the OP means by "deserve".
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