So true, but imagine someone with whom a farce to everyone else is true, just because they don't have evidence, then why are they the wrong ones, and we the right? Perspective, is perhaps the greatest inhibitor of knowledge.
Okay, so we have atleast three persons who have not liked the proposition on the spread of pornography, as being (one of ) Mankinds greatest regrets - a personal opinion of mine.
We have few complaints about not being presented the basis for the proposition, of being selected above genocide, of being merely an argument or an opinion.
Let me take the opportunity, to examine my thoughts and whether there was an fault in the selection. But let me present the disclaimers first, so that clarity is acheived.
1) As someone above wrote/refered to as if it my 'The' Greatest Regret. No sir, it is not THE greatest. Thats highly regretable, because it is commented even after I had explained my plural perspective or distortion or expansion of the initial query in the OP.
I am not claiming it as THE (single most) Greatest Regret.
2) The issue of whether one is wrong or right cannot be raised in a survey kind of a question. A farcical viewpoint is still a perspective of an individual - however demented the person may be. For e.g. If a 60 year old happily married man is asked oneday, suddenly of what is his greatest regret. He may say that it is his decision to get married. If you are his adult, independent married son, you would say it is a farcical opinion. His wife would be distraught at such an expression. However, his view may be entirely devoid of an objective impressions which is directly pertaining to his spouse or children or the family relationship. This is an example of not mixing the subjective application of a concept and objective reflections of facts or material evidences.
So, therefore, herein it is (the list) not being claimed that it is right.
If the narrative example above may not gel with your perspective (the chances of misunderstanding are high these days) Lets take another example of subject questions not resulting in rightness or wrongness judgement.
If someone aks 'Which is the greatest nation or individual'. Than, is there any right or wrong answers to this question?.. If one proposes a figure or a country, and thereafter, one asks the reason for that answer, if sought, would not solve the problem of the right and the wrong. Because, as you know it all depends on personal subjective judgement, prejudice and bias.
3) Now, to the question of Comparisons. How can one compare, a killing, which we all agree is a crime, and a commercial activity or business called pornography. here, i am not claiming that pornography is worse than a genocide or a ethnic cleansing. How absurd that would be!
I am not claiming that the position is deliberately put above genocide, and also, that it had anything to do to grab attention.
Now, having disclaimed, i would now try and defend my inclusion of the issue of the spread of pornography in the present times as a bane to the well being of the present society. And therefore, it should be one of the regrets of mankind.
But , of course, it would be better if you agree the above, and if interested, i will continue.