Friday, February 17, 2012

Science inflicting wounds on humanities’ pride

Jack Dikian
February 2012

Our fragile pride

Sigmund Freud said that science inflicted three wounds on humanities’ pride. The first when Copernicus showed that Earth wasn’t the centre of the Solar system, then Charles Darwin showing that man evolved from other animals and then Freud himself that mankind is not [always] in control of their own behaviour and emotions. That is, human nature began with animal nature - and so Darwin’s dangerous idea is alive and almost visible inside all of us.

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