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Will humans’ superiority be our downfall?

Although we humans see ourselves as the 'masters of Earth', it's likely our cohabitating species see us as the 'monsters of Earth'.

ROBERT J. TRAYDON: ‘The term “anthropocentrism” refers to the belief that human beings are the most significant entity in the universe and the primary holders of moral standing… Although there are many who view humans as unique and far removed from the rest of the animal kingdom, modern society is steadily adopting the view that we are just another animal, albeit a very clever animal, as Charles Darwin stated in his book “The Descent of Man”…

The prevailing mindset of human supremacy is as precarious as it is unjustified because we do not yet fully understand or appreciate the contribution that every species makes to Earth’s biosphere. Every species has a link in the chain of life and should one species be removed, there could be unknown knock-on effects on numerous others…

The sad truth is we’ve put Earth’s indigenous species through hell and back: we’ve proliferated without restraint to dangerous proportions… We’ve annihilated/displaced billions of wild megafauna to make space for us and our domesticated species… and potentially set in motion an irreversible mass-extinction event that could render up to 90% of Earth’s species extinct… where’s the morality we boast of in that?…

Although we humans see ourselves as the ‘masters of Earth’, it’s likely our cohabitating species see us as the ‘monsters of Earth’. Supremacy is an ugly thing in every aspect of human culture, so why do we consider it acceptable with regards to other species that do nothing but contribute to the living biosphere that keeps us all alive? If humans are as intelligent, foresightful and moral-bound as we think we are, then surely, we should serve and protect the interests of other species as we do for ourselves’. SOURCE…

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