Anthropocentrism and the Existential Anxieties Purpose of Religion
Anthropocentrism is the idea that the universe revolves around humans both physically and conceptually. Geocentrism is a specific form of anthropocentrism that states the Sun revolves around the Earth. Despite inconvenient science contradicting geocentrism, a 2005 study by Northwestern Professor Jon D. Miller found one adult American in five still thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth. A different version of anthropocentrism is the foundation for a basic tenet of Judeo-Christian theology — man was made in the image of God.