There is a curious narcissism that infects popular piety today which would have it that you (or I) are (or am) somehow the fulcrum of God’s universe. It’s really all about you (or me). As the story goes, God created the universe just to be with you. Apparently God is like Dusty Springfield singing “I […]
The Anthropocentrism Switcheroo?
One of Justin Schieber’s arguments in our recent debate was based on the size and hostility of the universe. Justin argues that the size and hostility of the universe to (human) life favors naturalism over theism because we would expect the universe to be large and hostile to life if naturalism were true but we […]
Environmentalist hubris? (Do we really hold the fate of the world in our hands?)
Environmentalists have long flagged anthropocentrism as a major problem in our treatment of the planet. So it caught me off guard when I found a sentiment of unrestrained anthropocentrism in my 2014 World Wildlife Fund “Living Calendar”. Yes, I am low tech when it comes to my day planner. I eschew use of a smart […]