posted on May, 15 2013 @ 04:37 AM
Yes, life from outside the planet, even a single-cell organism is a fairly impressive thing. In my humble opinion, it's foolish to think we are
alone in the vastness of the cosmos. Even more so, in my opinion, it is foolish to believe we are the apex of life in the universe as well. But,
regardless. Yes, stellar materials showing life outside our biosphere is indeed a win.
As far as as the rest, I would no sooner like to be squashed by someone looking at me like a germ, then I am sure the small single-cell organisms like
it if I squash them.
I find all life special, and worth trying to work with. For if I cannot see all life as worth it, then what is it I see if I look at my own life, a
waste of materials and resources?
In reality, no, we are not special, but we are special, due to the nature of our soul/consciousness. Yes, I realize this creates an oxy-moron, but
you cannot draw a solid straight line here, as none can exist without setting hard boundaries, and since we as a species cannot agree on simple, basic
things, how can we be expected to agree on complex things like "What constitutes life?".
Considering how "higher up people", CEOs, government leaders, Dictators, etc. treat us as cattle, and the rest of the people are polarized due to
religion.. Some things will never be met with a majority of consensus.
So, personally, I would no sooner like to see another baby (fetus for those who insist on being politically correct ./gag) aborted, then I would like
to see a grass spider squashed, or another human needlessly killed in occupations and wars.
Either all "life" is sacred, or it's not. Is life scared? I would tend to think so. But we have no more right then any other "life" to live.
But that is my view, and your welcome to have your own views.. After all, is that what views, as to which is right, is not my place to decide.