Human Anthropocentrism

I view the Anthropocentric Principle as an egocentric proposition that places us at the heart of the Universe. For much of our 6,000 years of recorded history we egotistic and narcissistic humans have felt that we are the center of the Universe. We had the audacity to proclaim that we are God’s favorite creatures, and we believed everything revolved around us and the Earth we inhabit. However, Copernicus and his Heliocentric Theory sets us straight by letting us know that the Earth revolves around the Sun. Really, the implosion of anthropocentrism is due to the Copernican Heliocentric Theory, Darwin’s evolutionary theory, the Freudian and Jungian unconscious hypothesis, and by geneticists who discovered human species gene similarity with all other forms of life (that includes both fauna and flora). For thinking human beings there is a realization that we are not the center of the Universe. In reality, humankind is but a very small speck in a super-gigantic Universe. We are one of many living creatures who have hitched a ride on spaceship Earth that spins on its axis every 24 hours, and has a destination of circumnavigating the Sun every 365 days.  I value Charles Darwin saying, “man with all his noble qualities still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origins.”  (1871)

anthrocentric model