If we cannot do this, we may destroy ourselves and our planet through a failure to tackle the problems that we have created for ourselves — we may simply survive, or fizzle out, and our entire species will be just a small speck in the grand scheme of the universe.
Seeking Gods In the Modern Age:
Ian Axel Anderson

*puts on devil’s advocate pinstripe suit* Why is this not a case for social darwinism? Perhaps “every single human being on this planet” deserves empathy, but is this the best way to invest our time and resources? Ultimately, we are in competition with “nature” (i.e. time). You seem undecided: should our goal be to limit human suffering in the time we’re here, or simply to survive as long as possible?

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