anthropomorphism :

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anthruh puh mawr fi zuhm

  • n  the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits

  • We look into their eyes and we see ourselves, and even experienced scientists who've spent years observing them struggle to avoid falling into the trap of anthropomorphism.
  • He did go for the jungular, exaggerating facial features and specializing in a kind of reverse anthropomorphism: he turned men into beasts.
  • Kids gobble up the automotive anthropomorphism and hardly seem to notice that the movie lacks the craftsmanship that used to be a Disney trademark.
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  • Relating animals to humans could help conservation projects
    ( University of Kent ) New research by conservationists at the universities of Kent, Oxford, Columbia (USA) and Monash (Australia) suggests that people's tendency to relate more to animals that bear a resemblance to humans (anthropomorphism) could help improve public engagement with conservation projects.
    Aug. 22, 2013 - EurekAlert!

  • Louis Jacobs in Jerusalem Post
    Where Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan's Reconstructionist philosophy saw "Judaism as civilization" and God as a sociological construct, Jacobs argued that we ought to avoid, "when thinking of God, the extremes of both anthropomorphism and...

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