Sunday, April 4, 2010

Anthropocentrism and ignorance

Humans are, by nature, largely pissants without merit. And Fox News panders to the worst instincts of the worst pissants of the species.

A specimen of a newly discovered deep sea crustacean should have prompted interest, fascination and renewed awe that the Earth's children are so vast and varied in their adaptations.

But no, according to Fox News, the new creature (Bathynomus giganteus) is "terrifying" and "horrifying" to many humans. Fox described the creature as a "terrifying sea critter" in a sensationalized headline.

I can well imagine the submarine that invaded this harmless isopod's territory 8,500 feet below the surface of the deep was equally as terrifying to him and his kind.

I am sick of anthropocentrism in all its forms.

D. Grant Haynes