Anthropocentrism is the belief that human beings are the most important entity in the universe. Real-world evidence does not support many of the anthropocentric notions.
Anthropocentrism can be very emotional. Proponents of pseudoscience —like Flat-Earthers— exploit it to emotionally discredit science. However, scientific knowledge is gained from real-world evidence, not from what we prefer to be true. Science remains true whether or not we believe in it.
Some of these scientific concepts include the Big Bang theory, heliocentrism, Copernican principle, and the theory of evolution. From these scientific facts, we understand that human beings are not special and do not reside in a special position in the universe.
Human beings tend to judge everything from our vantage point. As an example, it took many centuries before we understand and willing to accept that Earth is in motion around the Sun and not the other way around. Some of us even still cannot accept the fact and support thoroughly disproven anthropocentric notions.
Flat-Earthers attempt to exploit the situation by associating anti-anthropocentric concepts with spherical Earth, as if it would make us angry and sway us from accepting Earth is a sphere. However, there is no reason to be emotional if the concepts they mentioned are true.
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The Big Bang Theory
- Big Bang – Wikipedia
Theory of Evolution
- Evolution – Wikipedia