Empirical studies in demography, which is turning to be an exact science, canactually pinpoint within a small margin of error who will be marginalized, whenand where and to what extent will their suffering be. Marginalization andsuffering are costs of evolution but the process of evolution itself finds ways tominimize suffering in the process of exclusion. Mankind can utilize cultural by-products like religion and technology in order to answer rationally the question,“Where are you, homo moralis et technicus, in the face of mega-threats thatinclude overpopulation?” Let it not be said that humans fail to minimize sufferingwhen it was in their power to do so.
Homo Ethicus, Where Were You?: Empirico-Evolutionary Ethics Applied to the Problem of Suffering and Marginalization in the Future
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