Human Exceptionalism

Humans Are Being Exhibited Like Animals in the London Zoo

The London Zoo has opened a new exhibit. It is a herd of homo sapiens. The point of putting people in the zoo is allegedly to “demonstrate the basic nature of man as an animal and examine the impact that Homo sapiens have on the rest of the animal kingdom.”

This is what children are now being taught: That we are just animals. This is true biologically, but that is not the point of the message being sent. And it ignores the truth that we have stepped beyond nature to become conscious, moral beings, the only ones in the known universe. The increasing attempts to knock us off the pedestal of “exceptionalism,” are terribly misguided. If we perceive ourselves as mere animals, that is indeed how we will act.