Take a look at a plant that takes nothing but gives everything. Why should it deliver so much good to so many?
I have long believed that “being alive” is the fundamental predicate to possessing even rudimentary intrinsic moral value.
“To get A we need B, but to get B we first need A. To get both together, we need foresight — an engineer capable of planning for the future.”
This is the refrain of the book: “It is all or death!” “All or nothing!” Half-solutions are no solutions at all.
As Lönnig points out, Richard Dawkins and others are at great pains to deny the connection. Why would that be?