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On being the Centre of the Universe

If ego-cetrism is bad, does it follow that anthropo-centrism is very bad? A discussion on a talk by Mary-Jayne Rust raises this question.

It must surely be true that the devastation of the planet is caused by our failure to comprehend what we are doing – or to act on it when we do. And a lack of humility.

But for me, the terrible irony is to have labelled ourselves ‘homo sapiens’ (meaning ‘wise man’) instead of something perhaps more descriptive, such as ‘homo industrialis destructivensis’.