anthropocentrism : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n an inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values
- Of course, this anthropocentrism runs against the grain of a contemporary environmentalism that indulges in earth worship to the point of idolatry.
- Paul Davies in Daily News & Analysis
As Davies writes, "speculation about SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is bedevilled by the trap of anthropocentrism - a tendency to use 21st-century human civilisation as a model for what an extraterrestrial civilization would be...