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The default is to give strangers the benefit of the doubt and, like every other animal, to give preference to our own species in the absence of any other information. But given the choice between Donald Trump and a chicken, I'd save the chicken every time.As I mentioned above, currently, humans are our only hope to prevent catastrophic events from eliminating conscious beings. Hence, preservation of human is inline with the universal moral rule.
More number of human individuals can increase the probability of the achievement of ultimate goal through redundancy, and in lesser extent, diversity as its side effect. But due to economic law of diminishing marginal utility, at some point, increasing the number of human individuals are no longer beneficial to the overall achievement of ultimate goal. In some cases, it can even be beneficial to lower the threshold of death penalty.