ANSWERS: 50
  • I think the value of life is equal, but I don't consider myself an equal to phyto plankton, although it would be cool to glow in the dark.
  • Life and Nature are in perfect balance and we are all created equal IN it.
  • I would say unfortunately not. You would think twice about killing another person, or your dog, but how often do you kill flys or ants or plants etc...
  • yes it is!
  • Not one bit in the least. Some people have & others have not. It's pretty sad how some people in other cultures are scratching to get by when we complain why gas is so high . People die of starvation and disease when people in other societies complain about getting an itch and that their meal wasn't served in a timely manner at the restaurant. Life is far from fair.
  • We kill ants and flies, because they're pests. We kill cows and chickens, because we're hungry. We kill lions and tigers, because it's FUN! We kill pheasants and geese, because it's FUN, and we're hungry. And finally, we kill other humans, because they're PESTS! And it's FUN!
  • Nope. Plants get the raw deal since they're the only ones which can create organic energy from sunlight. Everyone else depends on them for food, and either directly or indirectly.
  • Equal to what?
  • When a large number of people in the states and other developed coutries are battling with diabetese and other diseases resulted from eating too much, thousands of children are starving to death each day in those war-raveged and poverty-stricken regions and countries in Africa. Life is far from equal unfortunately...
  • I don't think a bacteria cell has equal standing or value to the life of a pig, for instance. I would be willing to kill the bacteria to save the pig.
  • No life is truely equal, but all life is equally capable of anything.
  • On a global cyclic chain, it sure as hell isn't, but however you treat it and what one's thoughts are, is relative to whatever scientific facts we have. But even then, it only remains equal in one's thoughts. :/
  • Not a chance
  • HELL NO!!!
  • Not IMO. I basically believe that the life of any organism defending itself or the life that it is defending is more worthy than the life of any organism that's attacking it. I realize there are exceptions to that but they would only be different examples of how one life is more worthy than another. From what I understand, all life is equal to the Jain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jainism
  • Some beings are "more equal than others".
  • Never. Life is unfair and will eat you alive unless you know how to survive. I don't like this either mind you.
  • Some lives are "more equal than others". (Orwell)
  • Depends on the perspective and parameters. All life begins, and ends. In that sense, equal. Does it matter how long a life lasts, or what it accomplishes in it's duration, if so, why? With those considerations, the answers will be as varied as those contemplating.
  • nope. the only thing that life off everything has in common is that it has a beginning and an eng [in this world if you believe in the afterlife] some people have harder lives than others. now human life and value? i think somehwat. everybody deserves to live in peace at least - though we know that sure as hell isn't happening either. but they deserve it. and in comparison to humans vs animals...i think human life has way more value than an animal.
  • All life is equal, but not all flesh. (1Co 15:39) All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. All life is equal and belongs to God, who gave it.
  • in respect to the fact that it has the right to a life, ( if it is currenlty living, ) then yes, all life is equal, who should make the decision that one thing is more valuable in life than another , just because of "your " perception of it. that is from the overall view of any living thing, which of course includes organism life, plant life, animal life, and so on......
  • The most important thing I was ever told came from my mother. She said, "Honey, whoever told you that life was fair lied to you." Then she chuckled kindly, hugged me and went on with her housework.
  • nope, we all value it differently
  • No , by the time you finish reading this, 3 children in Africa will have already died. Of hunger.
  • Equality is only a dream and therefore is, if only it is in the person's mind. The truth is, equality is seen through perception. But really, when it comes to most things, equality does not exist. It'll always be/mean something different to someone else.
  • Yes, but some are more equal than others.
  • no, No, NO!! I tell myself that the entire time I'm eating my salad...all that poor lettuce had to die just so I can live. But the lettuce is not as important as I am...I think???
  • Of course not. I would kill another person to defend myself or my family. I do kill plants and animals to eat them. I do my best to prevent other animals from doing the same to me. And I garden - an exercise in genocide. I attempt to completely wipe out some plant and animal species from my garden in favor of others for no other reason than my sense of aesthetics. There is nothing equal about life except MAYBE the fact that one tends to place oneself at the top. :-)
  • all life isnt equal because all life ends at different times such as the age of 12 or 40 different times
  • I believe that God created every living thing and therefore all living things are equal.
  • What do you mean equal? in what way! Some say men and women are equal, try asking a woman to do the dishes and see the equality! The answer to your question is YES and NO. YES all life is equal to the sum of two squares and NO equality exists on this planet. May i suggest getting a new partner like myself and the dishes are much cleaner now.
  • No, and it's probably not fair either.
  • Yes, because we have unfair things to make it fair.
  • Life is very unequal. Some are much more fortunate than others.
  • No. The terms of 'life' that you wish to equate are not expressed, therefore my answer is bsed upon the assumption that you could mean anything or everything I choose. If, for example, you are comparing the capabilities of one life form over another, my answer is no. Bacteria which thrive in an anerobic envirnment are not equal to bacteria which thrive in oxygenated swamp water. And since what constitutes 'life' is vague in the extreme in areas of, say, virus', the question itself has no definable boundaries.
  • Yes, everything with life is either alive or dead, there is no in between, so yes all life is equal!
  • As in its value ... yes! ... by my belief ... no one life should be more valued than another ... niether, dog, tree, human or cow get to make the decision to become what they are ... Yet they were all given one thing that makes us equal ... life! ... By human standards ... though it seems ... each different life form from ours ... does have a different place within 'our' society ... Humans create classes for themselves based on the amount of value they posess by dollar value ... Anything with no money ... only has value in trade or labor ... Yet by our complete end ... humans will be the shortest inhabitants of planet Earth thus far ... It makes one wonder ... Why did we get it so wrong? ... Was it our 'under' appreciation of other life forms? ... In that we put value on everything by the all mighty yet ever destructive greed for the dollar ... Thankyou
  • In what way...? and to who...? In the natural order of things there is the food chain, but not everything is considered food to any species or even edible. As far as capabilities go, no, lower life forms have very simply capabilities while higher life forms have far more advanced capabilities... As far as cohabitation, most people would rather not live with fly's, gnats, mosquitoes, hornets, and so on, and would deny they have an equal right to their living space... The one aspect of life that is equal amongst all lifeforms is it's preciousness, for once it is gone, it cannot be retrieved...
  • "all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others". Anyways, no, not all life is equal. Nature forces us to seperate ourselves into different levels (eg. a food chain)and magnify our differences amongst each other. This is why humans are technically on top, wheras single celled organisms are on the bottom of the food chain. Even though each indiviudal life form on this planet plays a crucial role in this biosphere, and is considered as "life"; you can't compare the value of a pig to the value of an insect. The contributions each lifeform makes cannot compare to one another. All life is made to be unequal and different, and it is because of this, that each single living thing on this planet is crucial to the balance of our environment.
  • all life comes from the same source and returns to the same source
  • No but that doesn't give the most intelligent apex species the right to piss all over all the weaker species around, particularly if a prized attribute of that species' apex crown is the ability to rationalise. discern right from wrong and excersize compassion.
  • God sent human to the world all equalized , but as people ruin their life this will unequalize their life with others.It all matters if u follow the right path our life will all be the same
  • Yes, I think we start with equal worth, but as we live and make choices our worth can Increase or decrease.
  • 1) I understand this question as: "are all forms of life equal?" No, all forms of life (that we know) have just the same building blocks. 2) As far as human beings are concerned, we often hear the quote: "All humans are equal". However, the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" does not say this. It says: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." Source and further information: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ So, according to this text, we are not absolutely equal in everything, we are just equal in our dignity and in our rights. The rights of other kinds of life are defined by human laws. They are generally quite few. Animal rights activists support greater rights for animals. But few humans will agree to give animals the same rights as humans. 3) On the other side, there is a huge difference between living things and not living things. The apparition of one single unit of life could in some cases allow the colonization of a whole planet by life.
  • it should be but concider this, we all have someone we would give our lives for , a child, a parent or even a partner. if you think like this then you value there life more than your own

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