Would you fuckheads stop using these words to elevate your opinion to a higher status?
This is always used as a way of saying, “my opinion is more objective than yours.”, when an opinion by definition is SUBJECTIVE.
IE, ‘Humans are Insignificant.’, is a meaningless statement. The size in relation to the entire universe is a completely facile and meaningless comparison. This sentence doesn’t do anything, it is just an empty platitude meant to dismiss religious belief. Basically what it means is, “God doesn’t love you.”, A Galaxy cluster is insignificant in comparison to the size of the whole universe too. That is of course if the only meaning of significance referred to size, which isn’t the way it’s being used in a religious debate.
Significance refers to how MEANINGFUL something is. And meaning is completely subjective. So if I find the falling leaf off of a flower in autumn to be significant, then it’s significant. You can’t argue that it’s not, you’d actually be wrong OBJECTIVELY. If I find it to be meaningful THEN IT IS.
And I have no fucking clue, how you determine whether one ecosystem is ‘significant’ or not.
Sorry, I am just sick of the misuse and abuse of these words.