Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?

Fred Vos 18-12-2018 989 keer bekeken 0 reacties

Our species possesses inherent value, but we are devastating the earth and causing unimaginable animal suffering.

What I am asking here is simply whether it would be a tragedy if the planet no longer contained human beings. And the answer I am going to give might seem puzzling at first. I want to suggest, at least tentatively, both that it would be a tragedy and that it might just be a good thing.

"...The elimination of the human species would be a good thing, full stop. But there is more to the story.
Human beings bring things to the planet that other animals cannot. For example, we bring anadvanced level of reason that can experience wonder at the world in a way that is foreign to most, if not all other animals..."

Bron: New York Times / Todd May - Professor of philosophy at Clemson University