Originally posted by louisXIV
If one believes in evolution, life itself is just there by chance. Human life is there by chance too, and so an animal's life. It's impossible to say that human life is of greater value than the life of an animal, as both are simply the product of chance.
Only if one believes in a creator who created life, it becomes possible to differentiate between human and animal life and to attach value to human life. Why not kill a product of chance?
Quite on the contrary, evolutionists are acutely aware of the value of other species. We don't believe in the superiority of humans except that we can (and have responsiblities as a result) effect the lives of all life forms on earth, to the point of being able, almost, to kill everything on earth which would of course be just as deadly for humans as anything else, realizing we live in a connected system of life, everything effects everything else. We have minds, we don't expect monkeys to write music, we accept what they CAN do. We don't expect monkeys to save our butts if we screw up and we certainly don't expect some god to save our sorry butts if we screw up so badly most of the life forms on earth go extinct, including humans. We have no special place in the universe that some god will be looking over our shoulders and intervene at the last minute, that much has already been obvious. If we launch the big one as could happen with the rogue nation North Korea or whatever, no god will be coming around and as the first bombs fall, raises its finger or whatever, and launch the bombs into the sun to save our sorry selves. That won't happen, otherwise Hiroshima and Nagisaki would have been stopped, maybe by means that we would attribute to human failure and not even knowing it was from a god. The fact that did not happen says we could just as easily launch 10,000 of the helweapons and no god would intervene. So that says we have no special place in the universe. If you don't think that, look at the fate of dinosaurs, it appears they were done in by a big meteor. The same thing could happen to us at any time. The fact that we are spreading throughout the solar system now may enable us to avoid that fate if we have the will to do it which seems to be happening in the form of the radar and optical networks on the lookout for such killer rocks and future techniques to divert the deadliest ones. That is not god doing that kind of work, that is man. We are the first beings to evolve that has that capability so from that standpoint it will be mankind saving the planet not some god.