Human Exceptionalism

“Humans as Special as Bacteria”

I will have a new ebook out in early 2014, dealing with how anti-humanism has badly infected the environmental movement. 

Here’s an example of what I mean. A professor (of course!) named Guy McPherson says WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE! by 2040 from global warming. Not only that, but we are as “special as bacteria.” From the story:

Humans are about as special as bacteria, and the species is about to die off, probably in some sort of global Armageddon or end-of-days climate shift of epic proportions.

That according to Dr. Guy McPherson, a University of Arizona professor emeritus, in a recent speech at the University of Colorado Boulder, during which he predicted humans will die off by 2040. “All species go extinct,” McPherson said. “We’re about as special as bacteria. … In 2040, there will be little to no humans.”

Speak for yourself, pal.

I am reminded of a fundamentalist who believes the Apocalypse is nigh–and relishes the prospect.

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