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Is equality feasible and is it worth achieving? Subquestion: By your definitions, is equality synonymous with fairness?

This is an idea I recently fell upon while thinking about colleges and scholarships. I was wondering why I've been told (not actually witnessed) that minorities get a better chance of getting in college for being a minority. This was apparently an attempt to level the playing field and make things for equal for applicants. I realized that in their attempt to equalize the playing field, they made it unfair. What are your thoughts on this situation and any other equality situation? Do you think people should be going for fairness or equality, both, or are they essentially the same thing?


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  • Jun 13 2013: Well, I agree that things differ, just as they relate. And while brains are very similar throughout the species, they are not in fact the same. And understanding the proteins that make up DNA, is not understanding DNA. Everyone's DNA organizes their cellular structure, and determines the size of the organs, the color of their skin, their potential for diseases and like a trillion other things. But the structure of the DNA does not change over time, it is always of the exact same construction. And during mitosis DNA utilizes something called a topoisomerase to unzip itself into two types of RNA, in order to replicate itself to ensure it pervades every cell it creates. However, when we aren't thinking about the fact that DNA has always" known" what we look like , we can objectively notice that all humans do not look specifically alike, they definitely do not think identically, and they are certainly not motivated by exactly similar moral guidelines. And all of that is true, thus there is truth to the statement, "humans differ as individuals throughout their species.", however what my initial post was alluding to, was that we choose to differ from each other, and we can choose to relate to each other., or we can relate to our environment, or our universe or our solar system, or a blade of grass. It is this quality of selfless observation that makes science culture religion and society possible. Because your question was in regards to whether or not something like fairness was possible, I though it would be prudent to point out that it is not only possible, but it exists constantly in every aspect of nature and reality we as humans experience. It is a lie that unfairness is even acceptable, and that lie is borne of the fear we all feel when we are made to face our ignorance. Wherein we have to choose what we believe in before we can begin to search for its "realness". And your question implies the opposite.

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