• Defined: from the prefix root “an” which means”negative of” plus “anthropic” which means “to do with humankind or the period of humankind’s existence.” We use this neologism to communicate and advance the concept of going BEYOND humankind and the blinders it has put on our awareness, that is, the limits of the human brain. It captures in a word our emphasis on the opposite of what our species has tended to do throughout its history — whether in philosophy, religion, science or politics. That is, put humans at the center of everything or interpret everything in terms of humans. This very fundamental, possibly inherent narcissist tendency we see as the source of error in everything from science to theology. As such recognitions of it and decisions modified because of being aware of it could be the basis for building bridges between the secular and the sacred. [85F/W’13]

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