Anthropocentrism vs. Biocentism

Steve, Tammy, Chloe and Ellysha Hale shale at
Sat Jun 3 08:40:33 EST 2000

1. Youir attitude to critisism was unjustified.
2. As long as you use accepted scientific methods and controls most people
don't care if you try to prove that the Popes a muslim
3. I and I think a number of people reading this hope you have success with
your experiment
4. And most importantly. Get a sense of humour guy. Just cause not every one
agrees with you does not make them right or you wrong
Good luck and happy Gardening, Shale
"Alan Middlemiss" <cannabis at> wrote in message
news:%3EZ4.3034$Pz6.24125 at
> Dear People:
>    I must say that posting to this newsgroup has caused me to think hard
> about issues. I will still continue with the experiment and work with the
> local university to help keep it based in science. I dont really have the
> energy after working 12 hours days (oh poor me eh!) digging water wells to
> come home and make lengthy explanations and outline procedures for the
> experiment. I realize now that I was taken in by the "bionet" part of the
> name of this newsgroup. I had not realized that it was wrought with
> anthropocentrism, or the belief that humans are on top of the
> pyramid...otherwise stated that all other species are below human beings.
> firmly (all my life) have believed in biocentrism which is that humans are
> on an even playing field with the rest of life on earth.. that we are part
> of a lateral web of life , of course holding down a special (but often
> misused) place. Do I believe that plants can communicate , you bet! Do I
> believe that colonies of bees can communicate amongst themselves ,yes I
> Can we scientifically using our left brain prove this ... i'm not so sure.
> Its that other 50% of grey matter in our heads that i'm trying to tap
> the right side. This will most definatley be my last posting here (ever),
> but before I go I wanted to say that there are over 100 people from 14
> different countries participating in the project. If nothing else these
> people will watch plants grow for a season which is relaxing (potentially
> healing -- another unproven can of worms I know). So is it really all that
> bad? I am working with the local botany department of the university to
> cretae controls and tests to "potentially" access differences in the
> I feel so jaded by this newsgroup that it's hard to lift a finger to type
> another word... it seems all in vain. I hope the world really is not as
> mundane and human-centred as you all seem to believe it is. I certainly
> be changing anbodys mind in here (not that I intended to). We are all set
> our ways are we not? You shouldnt feel bad at all though , fore
> anthropocentrism is the basis of society today, it is commonly accepted. I
> only wish that there was more room in peoples lives for the wonders of
> nature.
>   Good-bye, Good-luck and even Respect from " the Hemp jerk"
> Alan Middlemiss

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