Are humans the enemy? Should pigs and peas have constitutional rights? The War on Humans is a 31-minute documentary that critiques growing efforts to disparage the value of humans in the name of saving the planet. The documentary investigates the views of anti-human activists who want to grant legal rights to animals, plants, and “Mother Earth,” and who want to reduce the human population by up to 90%. The video features Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Wesley J. Smith, author of a companion e-book with the same title.
According to Smith, if the anti-human activists have their way, it will be the end of civilized society as we know it. Valuable natural resources from oil to land could be placed permanently off limits for human use. Farmers could be held criminally liable for plowing new fields if it caused the deaths of rodents, snakes, and even weeds. Hydroelectric projects to bring power to villages in Africa could be shut down because they violated the right of rivers to run freely.
In short, in the name of giving nature rights, humans will be made to suffer on a massive scale. And those who suffer the most will likely be those who are already the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
In addition to looking at the social implications of anti-human activism, The War on Humans documentary explores the ideological roots of the hatred of humanity in interviews with California State University historian Dr. Richard Weikart, author of From Darwin to Hitler, and political scientist Dr. John West, author of Darwin Day in America and the Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute.
“The Darwinian view that human beings are not fundamentally unique supplies a foundation for much of the current anti-human activism,” explains West. “Here is yet another area where the saying ‘ideas have consequences’ is true with a vengeance.”
The War on Humans closes by presenting evidence from biologist Ann Gauger that reinforces rather than undercuts the case for human uniqueness. Dr. Gauger is a Senior Scientist with the Biologic Institute and co-author of the book Science and Human Origins.
The War on Humans documentary will premiere on the NRB satellite and cable network and on the Center for Science and Culture’s YouTube channel. Later in 2014, it will be available on DVD from Amazon.com.