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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:49 AM
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What is the worth of a Human? Is any One Human worth more than
any other Human?
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:02 AM
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1. It's both circumstantial and relative
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:07 AM
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3. Is it all just a matter of perspective?
I am perplexed by it all.
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sammythecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:11 AM
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6. Are you thinking of a specific situation?
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:17 AM
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9. The specificity of One Human
your choice.

friendo.





















:hi:
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sammythecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:23 AM
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10. Yes, unless it's not.
You really don't need to do this you know.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:27 AM
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11. People always say the same thing.
:)
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sammythecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:10 AM
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4. Concise and correct.
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:27 AM
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17. yuppers
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:05 AM
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2. .
Edited on Sat May-02-09 01:06 AM by Tuesday Afternoon
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:10 AM
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5. Heidi and lizziegrace and you are all worth, like, ten of me. Each.

Just to give you some perspective.

:hi:


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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:12 AM
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8. me thinks Not!! I won't have it. I say I won't!! You are like --- worth
a brazillion of me. I am sure of it :D :hug: :hi:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:29 AM
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12. Nuh-uh.
Nope. I don't believe in that kinda thing. You rock just like the rest of us, sweets. :*
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 08:27 PM
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36. Agreed
:hug: DA. You're my rock. :)
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:11 AM
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7. yes
if boyh are on fire

:hi:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:58 AM
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13. both? Why not
all three :D

:hi:
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:45 AM
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14. Murders and rapists are worth less than everyone else
beyond that, it's tough to say absolutely.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:19 AM
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20. The ambiguity of life---
The uncertainity of it all --

the randomness.


























:hi:
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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:05 AM
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15. They are worth only what the heart is willing to pay for them.
If caring were cash,I would put bigots and right wingers in the 10 cent range.
The more I love them the more they are worth.
I have a few priceless friends. :)
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:16 AM
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19. You also have
a big heart :hug: :hi:
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:22 AM
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16. It's determined by the organ-harvesting black market.
what's in supply. what's in demand.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:16 AM
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18. You must work in the Parts Dpeartment --
;) :hi:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:28 AM
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21. I would say an unequivocal NO
Edited on Sat May-02-09 10:29 AM by Pierre.Suave
but I have to admit there are humans that make me want to treat them as less than human, with less worth...
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:02 AM
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24. I wonder if our
medical background has something to do with it, as I have come to this conclusion as well.

:shrug:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:07 AM
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27. I think it is more who we are to begin with
and that is what leads us to our professions..

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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:29 AM
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22. Worth, depends who you ask...
ask a lender and your worth is your assets...

Ask a philosopher and you might get different answers based on their stance...

ask someone with spiritual beliefs and they would tell you (hopefully) that no one is worth anymore than anyone else and the value of life cannot be measured.

Given all that, life worth is all dependent on who one asks and what they believe or don't believe about human life.

Ask the earth, she might say we are a virus she is trying to get rid of :shrug:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:03 AM
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25. wellll...
I am asking YOU .... :D

and I am sure Mother Earth is sick with the Human Virus,
certain strains of it have been diabolical ;)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:29 AM
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23. sure, to the world obama is worth more than me. to me my brother is worth more than
all of du.

perspective. qualification etc also creates diff worth for diff humans
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:06 AM
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26. so then --
it is all Relatives

Your brother is good looking.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:37 AM
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28. All life, both human and animal, values the life given them equally.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:56 PM
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31. I think it is in inherent in our nature to value our own self- worth.
Upon losing that, destruction will soon follow. Whether one destroys one's self or others is the expression of that futility.
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sammythecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:50 PM
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34. I like that and I believe that too.
No difference between any of us in that regard. All life is worthy of respect.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:37 AM
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29. I think this question is a common one to ponder.
I think there can be people in someones life that are worth more to them, but at the same time someone can realize all life is sacred and of equal worth in the grand scheme of existence. Knowing both these things means you can have two different answers to the question simultaneously.

As you feel someone closer to you is worth so much more, you also realize all are of equal worth.

When I think on the tendency to look at some others with less worth, I try to remember I don't get to make that decision, and its a bit presumptuous to try. Heh, and its possible they are worth more then I can imagine.

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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:02 PM
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33. in the scheme of things
and from a distance, far, far away.
The further one goes the less worth one has for the one far away.
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:49 AM
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30. I don't know , say there is one liver available for transplant
Edited on Sat May-02-09 11:49 AM by UndertheOcean
and you have to choose between two recipients , A Biologist who is on the verge on discovering a cure for cancer , and a baby .
tough decision , too cartoonish to occur in real life.

think of it as a thought experiment. I would not know how to decide who lives or dies , if one is worth more than the other.

One solution is to do a lottery. And if the biologist dies so be it.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:58 PM
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32. leave it to chance?
friendo!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:32 PM
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35. Rapists, child molesters, mass murderers, and war criminals are worthless.
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