When you are going to have a child, does it matter to you that their blood is yours, or do you care that you can raise a child?
What importance is a few genes to you, in terms of the childs value in your eyes? Is adopting just as good as fathering/mothering a child yourself, or does the childs DNA really matter that much that you can't overlook that of an adopted child because it just isn't yours?
This is moronic, because I want kids of my own doesn't mean I don't want to/wouldn't adopt kids too.
What merit is there in having your own, and what is important, the person that the child becomes, or the genes being half yours?
You say this like either a kid being adopted or mine by reproduction has any impact on whether it'll be a good person or not. It doesn't.
Is it telling of our engrained phobias of difference that we care more about DNA and blood ties than we do about the quality of a person's character?
Yes, genes don't care that much about whether someone is a nice person or not, they do have a vested interest in survival though.
And if we do care about DNA more than character, what makes that any different than caring about skin colour?
Different types of prejudice, one's comparing a naturally selected preference of looking after your own progeny compared to at most indifference of other people's offspring (which is a trait i wouldn't accuse anyone of actually having), the other is .
Where is the line of prejudice drawn that deems racism bad but genetic prejudice ok?
Preferring your own children is hardly comparable, it serves a very obvious biological function that's ingrained into us.
Is it even right to even compare the two,
or is there really something extremely important about sharing blood, despite humans being reasoning thinking beings that can overcome our beastial instincts?
I guess we should give up love in general, since that shows favouritism, or love everyone the same. Pfft. Nonsense.