The Devaluation of Homo Sapiens
The"isms" that could do man in
The common thread that weaves through Atheism, Objectivism, and Reductionism is the belief that reality can and must ONLY be rationalized purely on the basis of its material or physical form.
Atheism posits that anything that is not sensed in any physical way (seen, smelled, tasted, heard and touched) does not exist in reality, specifically, the spiritual, transcendental, or mystical. Thus God does not exist.
Atheism found recognition in a wide variety of concepts including Objectivism and Reductionism.
Objectivism, although humanistic in its basic axiom, argues that human knowledge and values are objective, i.e. they are not creation of his thoughts, but are determined by the nature of the of the physical reality (to be discovered, but not interpreted) by his mind. Objectivism rejects all forms of spiritualism or mysticism because they are not rational, i.e. without evidence or proof either apart from or against the evidence of his senses.
Reductionism is the belief that reality is composed of a minimum number of kinds of entities. It occasionally goes to the extreme by proposing that all objects are reducible to a single substance, thus rejecting the notion that reality could in fact be composed of matter and or spirit.
What in effect these three lexicologic concepts do is divest man with his ability to conceptualize realities well beyond what is simply physical or meterial.
During the long evolutionary process (from Homo Robustus and our other hominid precursors) Homo Sapiens developed a brain that allowed him to be sentient, volitional, emotional, and creative... four qualities that taken as a whole, separated him from all the other living entities on earth.
Atheism, Objectivism, and Reductionism aim to eliminate these four qualities that give Homo Sapiens his unique perspective on reality that is not merely grounded on the material. When that ultimately happens, it would start the devaluation of Homo Sapiens to....Homo Roboticus.