31 Mar 2010

The Anti-Anthropomorphic Principle

This is the principle that if is there is an assumption that the world is organised around us or for us in some way (e.g. that the Earth is at the Centre of the Universe, that we live in a unique period of history, that we are the only sentient beings, etc.) then this is likely to be wrong.

 This can be seen as a consequence of our apparent cognitive bias to see ourselves as special and take our assumptions as universal.

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