Does one's worldview matter?
"I see no reason for attributing to man a significance
different in kind from that which belongs
to a baboon or a grain of sand?"
~ US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
I wonder if those who hold to such a worldview finding it shocking when someone goes on a shooting spree?
"How," one wonders given Holmes' view of human life, "could such an incident be no more significant than exterminating ants?"
[qtd. in Time Magazine: “The Nation: A Clearer Voice?” (Sept 21, 1953)]