Humanity reduced to nothing

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22 Jul 2007

Human beings are worth virtually nothing. That at least is the conclusion of the new “insignificance” tour at the prestigious American Museum of Natural History in New York. The tour is led by Jing Li, a Columbia university student, who is quoted in an article in the New York Sun as saying “The objective for me is to show how insignificant humans are on a planetary, evolutionary, and socio-economic-anthropologic scale”. So humans have only lived for a tiny fraction of time in planetary terms, we are not at the top of the food chain and our environment determines who we are.

It is a sad reflection of contemporary society that human achievements are viewed with such disdain.

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