A few thoughts on Thanos as an ethical philosopher.
1. The universe’s resources are finite.
2. Life consumes, but does not produce, resources.
3. Thus, for anyone to thrive, large numbers of people have to be killed.
She is questioning the idea that the universe's resources are finite.
And indeed, this is often assumed to be case, but *we don't know that*.
1. Life itself is the ultimate resource.
2. Life is capable of creating new possibilities, turning few resources into many resources.
3. Thus, for anyone to thrive, we need as many unique individuals as we can get.
You might think, for example, that with a super-powerful god around, you wouldn't need a raccoon and a talking tree.
Or that someone who can shoot lasers from their hands, doesn't need someone who's good with a bow & arrow.
They act as if people are the ultimate strategic resource.
*And it doesn't tell us which one is right.*
In that way, it's just like life. “We don't know that!”—and in our ignorance, we have to make a leap of faith, and choose.