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Typically in the past and even in the present day people have either have an anthropocentric view humankind as the center of existence or ecocentric concerned with all living organisms and their environment Sessions wrote 2001 p158 In 1972 the environmental textbook writer G Tyler Miller provided a concise and dramatic overview of the ecological analysis and worldview in the 1960s claiming that the ecologicalrevolution will be the most all-encompassing revolution in the history of mankind It involves questioning and altering almost all of our ethical political economic sociological psychological and technological rules or systems Those rules and systems about the environment have been placed in history by so many great minds The historical background of attitudes towards the environment are put into four categories religious philosophical ethical and technological The Bible is one example of a religious view on how the world was created in what order and why In Genesis 1-2 all was created but not equally Genesis 127 states that God created woman and man at the same time as if to be equal In the contradicting Genesis 222 God created man animals then woman to be a helper to man Animals and beasts in Genesis 1 are ruled over by man In Genesis 2 animals and beasts are created as companions and helpers as if to be equal The impression that man is dominant over animals and woman is given in chapter 1 which also has an anthropocentric feel Chapter 2 takes a stewardship how to take care of something and a more ecocentric attitude towards animals and the environment Descartes an important scientific philosopher in the beginning of the 17th century coined the phrase I think therefore I am He believed that humans were the only entity on earth that had any value According to Descartes animals did not have any intelligence because they could not learn how to speak our language which requires thinking Animals were merely machines
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