We aren’t SO special

Posted on November 21, 2007

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The fact that we think that we are a unique, special species in the universe is connected with the fact that something is wrong with us.  It seems a vague thing to suggest.  But the observation is real enough; it is precise enough in detail.

To point out just one of the many disadvantages this attitude has for us, for example.  Megalomania.   Obsession.

I see in multiples of me and not me.  “The person I feel most sorry for in all this is me.”

Is that just a foible or is it a fundamental human reality?

Don’t let incredulity dictate what is real, let the facts do so.

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