Sunday, June 16, 2013

Thought of the Week: Healing our narcissistic wounds?


Psychoanalysis confronted humans with the third of three narcissistic injuries: Copernicus had displaced humanity from the center of the world; Darwin had compelled it to recognize its kinship with the animals; Freud showed that reason is not master in its own house - Sigmuid Freud, Introductory Lectures. 

Is creationism,  denial of animal consciousness,  promotion of ignorance wonder and mystery, nothing but desperate attempts to heal humanity's wounded self-esteem?




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