Anthropism, Terragen
Cultural/philosophical movement, claiming the Earth-derived clades of intelligence have a special place in the history of the galaxy. The most common view is that the terragens have a noticeably higher level of diversity and dynamism compared to the other, now extinct alien species or the other extant species. This will prevent any mass die-off or single fate, and guarantee the eventual spread and dominance of the galaxy by Earth-derived mindkind and their alien allies. Critics have questioned these assumptions, but more properly this form of anthropism is viewed as a religious/emotional commitment to the Terragen future than an accurate assessment of evolutionary potential.
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Text by Anders Sandberg
Initially published on 16 September 2001.