posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 11:04 PM
I certainly do like the term "Anthrocene".
I'd obviously prefer the "Homocene".
Then we have over-bred certain species of plants and especially animals to suit our tastes, and we've artificially boosted their numbers, like
chickens or cows, or even pets.
Along with the Anthrocene comes the kitty-cat-o-scene.
Never even mind all the vermin that thrives on our global culture, like rats or roaches.
As for the other species of relatives in prehistory - I think we've humanized them far too much based on very little evidence and political
Neanderthal coprolite was found to be closer to wolves than us, and they were almost exclusive carnivores.
I would think we were often highly endangered by these other species that were more physically robust.
A lot of our subconscious horror tropes of giant apes and wolf-men probably stems from that time.
We were probably the underdog, and only the most paranoid or powerful could survive.
But eventually we learnt to organize and fight back, and somehow we evolved in that struggle.
First we were afraid and we were petrified ... but we survived!
It's probably because we had to defend ourselves against more robust ape-like creatures at times that we became so aggressive.
edit on 3-2-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)