Originally Posted by DerekB
We aren't special because of our imperative to reproduce...not sure where you got that idea. We're special because we have the unique cognitive ability to ponder our existence, to philosophize, to create art and music. You get where I'm going with this I assume.
I saw two sentences that directly followed each other in that quote of yours and I assumed they were related to each other. My mistake.
Yes I see where you're going with it. Beyond the question of seeing if we're special or not and to what extent, it seems to me that you're ignoring more pressing problems. You see, the amount of resources on the planet remain relatively the same, but our numbers are increasing exponentially. We're polluting our planet, which in turn affects our collective health. We're destroying the ecosystem. And the more of us there are the faster we're doing all this. These issues are truly a menace to our survival. Fretting over abortion negatively affecting our chances of survival seems silly to me in today's context.
And you never answered my question...Who chose us?