The Animals' iView

Wombat, Wombat Goose! The Shadow of Anthropomorphism

January 23, 2020 Lizanne Flynn Season 2 Episode 5
The Animals' iView
Wombat, Wombat Goose! The Shadow of Anthropomorphism
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The Animals' iView
Wombat, Wombat Goose! The Shadow of Anthropomorphism
Jan 23, 2020 Season 2 Episode 5
Lizanne Flynn

In a nutshell, anthropomorphism is giving human characteristics or attributes to Animals. Which in the moment feels good to humans because it reflects the light part of us - the "good" part. The shadow of this is that we then fail to appreciate and understand the very different and separate specific-to-Animal-species qualities. Because we're then also reminded of our dual predator/prey status on Earth. We expect them to be like us and when they aren't, we can sometimes directly and indirectly punish them for our mis-perception!

https://www.facebook.com/LizanneFlynnPersonal/videos/10158029305663035/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animal-emotions/202001/geese-human-relationships-offer-lessons-coexistence?amp&fbclid=IwAR2zg2nQHGRtJBsMA7RUvvZ_kVMXMav6GyDc9ekpALrr1xJLm27PbDE8Q4c

https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/07/08/denver-parks-recreation-usda-canada-geese-culling-fort-collins-responds/1673060001/

Show Notes

In a nutshell, anthropomorphism is giving human characteristics or attributes to Animals. Which in the moment feels good to humans because it reflects the light part of us - the "good" part. The shadow of this is that we then fail to appreciate and understand the very different and separate specific-to-Animal-species qualities. Because we're then also reminded of our dual predator/prey status on Earth. We expect them to be like us and when they aren't, we can sometimes directly and indirectly punish them for our mis-perception!

https://www.facebook.com/LizanneFlynnPersonal/videos/10158029305663035/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animal-emotions/202001/geese-human-relationships-offer-lessons-coexistence?amp&fbclid=IwAR2zg2nQHGRtJBsMA7RUvvZ_kVMXMav6GyDc9ekpALrr1xJLm27PbDE8Q4c

https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/07/08/denver-parks-recreation-usda-canada-geese-culling-fort-collins-responds/1673060001/