Narrator Alan Alda, makes a feeble attempt to make us feel good about defiling the world in the recent PSB video, “The Human Spark” that shows us we have two brain functions–insight and imagination–that separate us from
(other)animals.Wrong. I know many non-human animals with insight and
imagination capabilities equal to, if not superior to ours.
The PBS video is an insult to our innate animal intelligence. It’s a ‘there, there’
pat of reassurance on the human back that yes, we massacred the world, but
what the hell, feel proud, we can still bask in self-delusion by continuing to
‘prove’ we are the best creatures on earth.