As I write this, the news is full of reports of yet another example of people with an extreme religious view trying to use force to retain (in this case) a member of their congregation who disagreed with their teachings.
Here is the only argument needed to totally refute any notion that all people should be alike, or even try to be:
With an estimated 9.8 Million variations of life within the Kingdom Animalia alone, it is totally obvious that, whether there is a god or not, life on planet Earth was designed to flourish through variety, not insularity. There are over 300 recognized breeds of dogs.
Alright, I can see some of you thinking, “But, that is because humans have interfered with canine development, and selectively bred many of those variations.” True. So, lets look at something a bit less poluted: it is estimated that there are nearly 1000 different species of bats on our planet. http://www.defenders.org/bats/bats To the best of my knowledge and research, NONE were developed by human intervention.
Another view: ( http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/avibase.jsp?lang=EN ) “Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 12 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds” – anyone still trying to build an argument for making every human on the planet agree with them all of the time?
IDIC is the abreviation for a philosophy coined in the Star Trek fictional stories. It is attributed to being practiced by the Vulcans – the most well known members are Mr. Spock (ST: TOS) and Tuvok (ST: Voyager). The abreviation stands for this phrase: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.
It may have been developed for fiction, but we could sure do with a widespread adoption of this in the real world. It might even be worth considering that anyone who does think that we’d be better off if all humans were alike is mentally defective. Everything in nature disagrees with them.