i tought that i wanted too hear you guys opinion on an Anti-Humanism vieaw of life.
Anti-humanism is interesting reading and, quite a complex way of expressing the age old truth that we are no more or less special than any other life form. Simply another type of organism in the intricate ecological web of Gaia. Admittedly, modern humans are a species that seems to struggle to find the meaning of life and live in harmony with everything else. As far as I can tell, an acute idiosyncratic awareness of self, the ‘seeking’ urge, and technology are the only things that set us apart from other animals.
So, given that we are basically animals on Earth and our collective actions continue to, sadly, wreak more environmental havoc than any other species… why do we think we have the right to persecute and deal out blanket death sentences to introduced/unwanted animals and plants (aka pest species)? By definition, humans are a pest species. I would argue that those animals and plants have consciousness, a right to life and a part to play in this new ecology just as we do. There is no doubt that humans have brought about irrevocable ecological change. But all is not lost. Let’s get our act together first and trust that nature is an intelligent, dynamic, self-regulating system that will find a new balance with our compassionate support.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antihumanism
is a set of ideas, beliefs, and practices in the realm of social theory and philosophy which respond critically to traditional humanism or to traditional ideas about humanity and the human condition.
Central to antihumanism is the view that concepts of "human nature", "man", or "humanity", should be rejected as historically relative or metaphysical.
Antihumanism is not, actually, a term for generalized misanthropy; it refers to the philosophical perspective which rejects humanism's elevation of human beings to a special metaphysical level of existence compared to the rest of reality. Antihumanism opposes abstract concepts of "man", "humanity" and "human nature" and posits that humans are not rationally autonomous subjects.
in short "Anti-Humanism is the belief that we are just like animals. Only through technology do we excel past the rest of the animal kingdom."