I wondered how it would take before someone accused me of being emotional/sentimental. This not an aesthetic argument ( I like apples, Bob likes grapes), in which there is in fact nothing to argue. This is a philosophical moral argument.
So Might makes Right? If that's the case, then why did so many people over the millennium rise up and fight against tyranny? http://en.wikipedia....iki/Magna_Carta
And God help you if more powerful aliens land and start harvesting humans for food, because you will have no moral argument against it.
Doubtful. We have no idea how many undiscovered species might exist in the Amazon that may hold a cure for cancer.
These beings all play a role in their environments. Their demise will surely have some effects.
Yeah, Technology will save the planet. Sure it will, just look at all the ways in which it has benefited the planet.
Great post, you said a lot of what I wanted to. I'll post a reply in the morning.