questions from VYAZMA
Improve in positive terms.” What does that mean?
It means treat all species of life as they have rights and stop or reduce as possible human exploitation of other humans, other species, and natural resources.
You’re the one forecasting doom and gloom. I said we will survive.
Not doom and gloom just saying 99.9% of all species have gone extinct, we need to be more careful. Rushing forth to “subdue” all other species was not and is not being careful.
You’re the one beseeching humanity to find a higher calling, a better way.
From what position are you stating that?
Beseeching seems a little strong. A higher calling is from our own collective innateness to continue successful evolution.
Where do you gain the authority or the foresight to find room for improvement?
I have no more authority than any of us. The foresight? It doesn’t take foresight to know there is unequivocally room for improvement
What’s your standard? What are you comparing reality against?
I use reality as the reality of activities of daily living. There are no supreme beings in reality
You said, “There may not be a long term….” Not me!
In terms of species and evolution if a species does not evolve along with other species sharing the planet the species probably goes extinct in the short term, less than 10,000 years.
As William Clifford (W K Clifford, The Ethics of Belief) the Victorian philosopher and mathematician, famously wrote:
“It is wrong, always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.”
“It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to ignore evidence that is relevant to his beliefs, or to dismiss relevant evidence in a facile way.”
Clifford’s “Ethics of Belief” is in strong contrast to the belief that theistic supernatural stories trump the reality of natural, earthly, evidence.
Belief against the evidence is not a virtue and it can be a vice, especially when it leads to damaging action to our species and the planet.