Throughout history, the human race has looked upon others of its kin as inferior, and without the right to, well, rights. Even today this is so. However, as governments and societies move liberally in their social views over time, we see that these are people too, just as humans are part of Earths' ecosystem, and therefore humans should be allowed to strive on the Earth, if not elsewhere.
Planet Earth selected for our genome, just as it did for that of every other species. We are a part of the most complex structure in the universe - we are no better or worse than any other organism. So from a fair and unbiased examination of nature, humanity deserves to survive. Saying otherwise would be like proclaiming the panda to be unfit for survival on account of its ridiculously picky diet.
That isn't to say, though, as previously said, that we deserve to subjugate the natural world. Frequently the "religious right" draws on this line from the Bible:
"... And God said to them: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all living things that crawl on the earth." (Genesis 1:28)
These people use that quote to justify policies that needlessly annihilate vast swathes of nature to make things easier or more enjoyable for a few certain humans, policies such as pulling out of the Paris Agreement and removing hunting regulations and protections on endangered or innocuous species. Aside from ignoring the majority of the population that opposes these actions (in particular ending climate regulations), they ignore another, perhaps more important line, also from Genesis:
"The Lord God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it." (Genesis 2:15)
And yet, we should not be destroyed on account of the few individuals who exploit the world this way. Most people are morally in the right, but some are simply evil. Does the crime of the few justify the punishment of the many? Nay, I say to thee.
Saying that we don't deserve to live feeds self hate which can only lead to the destruction of self and the destruction of others and and of the planet, because that breeds insane people that pass those beliefs to their children in the DNA as it's been proven, is that what you want to tell your children, that they don't deserve to live? Is that the message you want them to pick up? Sure we are polluters, destroyers, but we are also creators as someone else said before and it's not in human basic nature to destroy and pollute, it's learned behavior stemming from a basic feeling of disconnection with nature and the Earth that comes not only from industrial society but also from our illusion of separateness that was present even before this industrial age with its planned obsolescence and packagings, and pollutants started. And although only few people in the world decide how things are made and how much we pollute globally, like the ones who have decided to create planned obsolescence for everything from lightbulbs to printers, we each have a vote with our recycling, with our living and spending habits. Also there is a new generation of people findingn solutions to these issues like the boy who invented a way to cean the Ocean from plastic! If greed were to be eradicated we could live on a piece of land as big as Australia and each and everyone of us would have 1/4 of an acre of land, and hunger wouldn't exist with permaculture which works in deserts and mountains even and helps the ecosystem instead of destroying it but it's not profitable for the big companies like monsanto....Think about it
We are maybe not prefect, maybe far from it, but if where still alive today its because we deserve to live, we have a goal in life, if this goal was given too use, it was for a good reason. We need to stop saying that the world doesn't deserve too live, we should look up to our future ahead of us, to make the world a better place for the future generation. WE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT THINGS IN OUR WORLD, LIKE: Firemen to save us from flames, police officers to help us when where in need, Hospital to heal use when sick or hurt, we have help centers for mental, drugs, alcohol problems and etc. We are the smartest on earth we can make great thinks, Please stop what you are doing and think how you can make the world a better place, THINK deep inside you, everything is possible you just need a bit of love.
There are many beautiful lights in this world - and yet they are largely overshadowed by the darkness. Those who seek and find enlightenment know that we are all of one conscious awareness and that our existence is a temporal experience of beingness offered to us as a gift from God. Others find different ways to express love for their fellow human beings without reaching enlightenment. Yet others separate and divide themselves and become the darkness. Right now the darkness enfolds most of the earth. A moderate number of people hold the middle ground. And a handful of us are living life from an enlightened viewpoint. Therefor the question is not whether or not we deserve to live, but rather it is a question of how do we further enlighten our society as a whole and break through the artificial construct that we have all agreed to partake in as a result of inviting fear, uncertainty, and doubt into our lives.
I believe as much as anyone that the human race is adversely affecting the environment, but we are the pinnacle of evolution no matter how flawed we are. I sincerely dislike almost all humans but I realize the implications of our existence. To say we do not deserve to live is almost selfish. We, as a race, have done, and are currently doing, some horrible things but instead of saying we don't deserve to live we need to move on to make a better future. We are not inherently destructive, we are inherently creative we just need to jump the hurdles of our relatively new found abilities. As humans we have the power to destroy everything we come in contact with. We have guns and technology that could easily be used without abandon to hurt. But we have technology to heal and sure it is mostly clouded by greed but that will fade we will see that our place in this world is more than to conquer, it is to explore and learn. We have been given something that no other animal on the planet has been given. We do not need to speculate about the existence of intelligent life in the universe. We ARE intelligent life in the universe. We are the proof that it can exist if not only once. How lucky we are. How improbably lucky. So yes I believe we deserve to live.
Although it is true in "Darwinism" parts, but humanity has simply annihilated so much life forms, weak and strong, simply for greed. In the bible, we are destined, lifted above anything on earth to exist. However, bible also states killing is wrong. And since humanity kills a lot of things pointlessly, it is, frankly, we do not deserve to thrive on earth.
In any view of an ecosystem, all species, plants, micro organisms, insects, bacteria, yes, even viruses who contribute to evolutionary advance in all DNA... Right down to molecules, atoms etc there is one constant scientific observable fact:
Any member of any ecosystem benefits the entire system by its existence even by destruction it causes in its efforts of its own survival. The only exception to our global ecosystem is the human race. We benefit nothing, not even ourselves in the destruction we cause while ensuring our survival.
Simply, we are the only species that modifies the world we live in in unnatural ways. We are the only species creating materials that do not exist normally in nature by distorting nature itself. The natural ecosystems cannot repair damage caused by plastics, modified fuels, morphed viruses, metal compounds etc all synthesized from our apparent 'wisdom' which no other species lays claim to.
We feel righteous and superior because we alone declare humans as self aware and possessing knowledge, revelling in our right to make choices to effect the entire planet right down to its atomic structure and our own DNA.
We affirm our superiority by defining intelligence itself as something only we truly possess because we have wonder, creativity and are self aware...
I now know that true intelligence is what every other species has that we do not... The lack of greed or malice, they are content living life as they have evolved in their ecosystems to do, are very adept at molding to change, adapting their survival to ever changing environments while ensuring other species benefit through that change as well, ultimately creating a ripple effect of adaptation through the entire ecosystem as a whole.
However instead of adaption to pressures humans place into the ecosystem, slowly species extinction and decline has occurred, leading humans to further breed and manipulate genetics of everything, plants animals, bacteria, viruses...Even ourselves to stave off the irreversible damage we have already done hence encountering more damage as a result.
There is no end to it until our own END, even then, with so many unnatural elements left on this planet, nature will not be able to redress that which is not natural... We have killed the hope of this ecosystem as I type already, the only planet we have to ever exist on... We have killed ourselves and for all our intelligence, we are too stupid to adapt and change ourselves to model the true intelligence of any other member, any of them, in the ecosystem...
Wasn't it the humans who have wreaked havoc on the world being the most intellectual species on earth has made them even more dangerous. Do humans have a place on the earth if humans were to be snapped out of the ecosystem the world would thrive in a much better way.
What difference does it make? We are self destructive and ignorant. The choices we make are primarily driven by our egos. The accumulation of money, power and property pits us against one another. We use our diversity to divide instead of for unity, to hate instead of to love. We are fucked.
We are the worst species to have existed so far. And you don't have to look far. Just pick up the newspaper in the morning and you'll have tens of reasons to believe that we are really not worth it. The way we live and treat our own and other species, is simply sad. Would pray for our species do die out soon.
Humans don't deserve to live because we destroy everything, wipe out animals and kill each other. We hurt each other purposely and even if we do say sorry we just end up doing it again. We betray each other and, always make excuses for why we did what we did were never actually sincere about it, we just say what people want hear and see.I say we just kill our self's.
Humans are parasites that feed upon and destroy everything in their path, they cause wars and poison the environment, they annihilated over two million species from the planet, if their not killed off they will make the planet implode on it is diseased state they forced upon it
humans need to die so a balance can be achieved.
As a species we have our good and bad qualities, but we irresponsibly do not hold ourselves (individually and as a species) accountable for our actions or negative consequences. We do not learn from our mistakes, but let them occur in the name of greed and self-serving hate. Until we, as a species, learn to set our standards high, enlighten ourselves, shame stupidity and and selfishness, and appreciate the natural world around us... We do not DESERVE anything. The life of a human is not more important than the life of anything else on this planet unless humans use their "superior" intelligence and capabilities to actually bring balance to the world around them.
"Extinction is the rule, survival is the exception." Carl Sagan
Despite the little success mankind has had in it's short time upon this ancient plant, it cannot and will not last in it's current form.
"It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt to and to adjust best to the changing environment in which it finds itself" as said Charles Darwin in his “Origin of Species.”
The intelligence of humans will be it's down fall. We as a species, through our "brave new world" have caused genes to be spread that should have died out through natural selection. From our technology, we have been able to conquered every biome we have come across. And through all of this, we no longer continue to evolve in our "natural" environment but a "human made" one. So what happens when our human environment no longer functions? No central heat nor A/C, electricity, water pumped directly to our homes? Our so called "food" being a short drive away? What we live in is not a natural state but an artificial one, which we have indeed created for ourselves.
Humans are just too stupid and cruel to survive as a species. Intelligence, compassion and tolerance are self limiting because people with those traits don't have as many kids. Often none at all. So eventually the most ignorant religious people will take over and kill each other off. Maybe the cockroaches will live through it. But that would mean Donald Trump will survive! But he's not human, so my point stands.