CastSteven Best Release date30 March 2012 (2012-03-30) Similar moviesInside Fur, Up Against the Wall, Earthlings, Maximum Tolerated Dose, Dealing Dogs, Gremlins
Trailer the superior human 2012
The Superior Human? is a 2012 documentary film by writer/director Samuel McAnallen and producer Dr Jenia Meng , starring Gary Yourofsky, Drs. Steven Best, Bernard Rollin, and Richard D. Ryder. It is the first documentary to systematically challenges the common belief that humans are superior to other species of life. It suggests that the belief in human superiority is the cause of destruction of the environment and animal cruelty. The film is dedicated to Earth April.
A documentary that systematically challenges the common human belief that humans are superior to other life forms. The documentary reveals the absurdity of this belief while exploding human bias.
Using satire and sarcasm, the film evaluates and refutes 18 arguments often cited by believers in human superiority over other species. The most fundamental of these arguments is human consciousness. The film refutes Cartesian dualism, the source of the separation of mind and body advocated by Rene Descartes. Descartes believed that non-human species were not conscious, therefore they could not feel pain. This view is challenged by Dr. Rollin.
Dr. Ryder presents his theory of speciesism, a prejudice similar in result to racism.
The film suggests that many cultures around world have higher level of reverence for non-human species than Abrahamic religions .
The film received more than one hundred positive reviews. Marc Bekoff wrote "I learned a lot from this documentary and Iâ€™m sure you will too. Sit back and enjoy it and share it widely". On 23 March 2013 The movie is released on DVD.