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Is Humanity Worth Saving?

Before I answer this question, let me ask you these four simple questions first.
  1. Are you worth saving?
  2. Are all of your children and descendants worth saving?
  3. Are your family and friends worth saving?
  4. Is an individual worth saving?

If you answered "yes" to the first question that you are worth saving, then it is only logical that humanity is worth saving to save yourself, since each person is a part of humanity. In my opinion, the most important thing in life is the time that we have to spend on ourselves, with our family, and with our friends. Anything that can possibly shorten that time is not desirable and should be minimized as much as reasonably possible. Thus, humanity is worth saving in my opinion.

If you answered "yes" to the second question that your children and descendants are worth saving, then again it is worth saving humanity to save your children and descendants too. The same logic can be applied to the third question of your entire family and friends.

If you answered "yes" to the fourth question that an individual person is worth saving, then saving humanity is necessary to save any person. This is true for people alive today and for people yet to be born.

Furthermore, all four of these conclusions are still logical long after we ourselves are no longer alive. That is why we have a moral duty to save mankind and to preserve the planet for all the generations of people to come.

Let me take a different approach at answering the question if humanity is worth saving. What is the most unique thing in the entire known universe? Most scientists would say life is the most unique thing in the universe. Furthermore, there is only a single intelligent and sentient species that is alive, thus humans are the most unique forms of life in the entire known universe too. Is that worth saving?

In reality, the worthiness of saving mankind is only an opinion. I can only hope that your opinion agrees with mine.

by Phil for Humanity
on 07/04/2008

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