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originally posted by: neutronflux
The process of evolution and nature causes suffering? Is evolution and nature immoral?
originally posted by: BiffWellington
originally posted by: SaturnFX
an alien creature may be sentient and we simply are unaware of how it is communicating
I'd argue that the same goes for all life on Earth.
originally posted by: HiddenWaters
This is a very messy ethical dilemna, do you observe or interact? Interaction, in any form, changes evolutionary path. The killing of an organism can change the natural evolutionary outcome, observation from "afar" may even change the trajectory, a very DEEP dilemna indeed.
originally posted by: charlyv
Our carnivorous behavior is well documented in our tree of life.
So, yes, we have shown we will eat anything to get the protein we crave.
We have much less empathy for the mostly carbs of lower life forms like grains, fruits and veggies, and I believe so on another planet as well.
I think we would justify it as "The natural order of our species" .. IMO
Meat is a favorite food item of Chimps
Gorilla's eat monkeys?
BTW: Brings up that nasty though about what E.T. eats, if it is here.
Meat is a favoured food item among chimpanzees, but makes up less than two percent of their overall diet.