Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2012 / 03:04 am
The author of a new book outlined the global dangers of “anti-humanism,” a theory which holds that people are fundamentally bad because they destroy things and waste resources.
“Human existence is not a struggle of all against all,” said Dr. Robert Zubrin. Rather, humans actually “benefit from the existence of other peoples and nations.”
Zubrin, an aerospace engineer and author, as well as the founder of the Mars Society, spoke at an April 24 event in Washington, D.C. sponsored by science and technology journal, “The New Atlantis.”
He discussed the arguments made in his new book, titled, “Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism.”
Zubrin noted that anti-humanism has surfaced in different manifestations over past centuries, masked by both left and right wing movements.