How can we justify that one life is more important than Another's? I've been wondering about this for a while now. I've tried tackling this from a religious and scientific standpoint. For religion I've looked at the Indian Caste system and at the Christianity belief that we should put others before ourselves(JOY- Jesus, Others, You) For Science, I looked at Alchemy, which really intrigued me since I just finished the series, Fullmetal Alchemist, and the belief that only a life can be exchanged for another life, nothing else. But what else is there? Is there a contemporary issue out there recently that falls under this like the current war or incidents that occur during the earthquake in Myanmar? Can we see this in a historical context or in specific art works throughout the century? Would slavery be appropriate? I'm on the fence with this one because the issue, in my opinion, isn't really a matter of life but the color of the skin and the belief that if one isn't a WASP then one is considered inferior. This leads to the issue of Tibetans and their want for independence, if they are equal then why can't they just be given the right to be independent?