Judith Posted May 19, 2009 Share Posted May 19, 2009 In the example under discussion, if death of individual life has meaning because it serves evolution, what does evolution serve?All this does is remove the question one level. If that satisfies you, fine. It doesn't satisfy me.Doesn't satisfy me, either. I'm an individualist to the core; I'll ALWAYS value the individual over the species.My answer to "Why do we have to die?" is that we DON'T have to; we just haven't yet solved the problem of immortality. I think it's solvable, and that the answer is damned close, but that you and I, Michael, will probably not live to see it, and that idiots in governments will probably screw things up badly if it ever is developed. And I don't know what kinds of nightmares would develop with reproductive rights after its development, because while I am staunchly libertarian, I can't imagine what would happen if people insisted on reproducing after humans became immortal; some sort of regulation might become necessary out of self-defense.Judith Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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