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Old March 9th, 2010, 09:06 AM   #9
Sarabi
 
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Correction: The blanket statement "humans are superior to nonhumans" means nothing by itself, *except that humans should wield ultimate power over nonhumans. That is the only intrinsic purpose to making that statement. I could say there are many humans who are "superior" to me. They are more intelligent, more socially skilled, etc... yet this is irrelevant until I explain why. It could mean I think I should kill myself, it could mean I would sacrifice my life for someone in a very unlikely either/or situation, or it could mean I think it's okay for them to take advantage of me.... it could mean so many different things. But I don't go around saying, "So-and-so is superior to me," even if I do say, "So-and-so is more intelligent than I am."
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