Would the world actually be better without us? For most of human history, the question was inconceivable. 

But now, anxious over climate change and elated at technological breakthroughs, a growing chorus of thinkers is heralding the end of humanity’s reign on Earth. 

On this episode, poet and critic Adam Kirsch, author of The Revolt Against Humanity: Imagining a Future Without Us, analyzes these ideas with Commonweal senior editor Matthew Boudway. 

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“Is the existence of homo sapiens an absolute value? This question, once theoretical, is now becoming increasingly practical”—Adam Kirsch
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