Environmentalism is growing darkly anti-human. That misanthropy has also seeped into science.
If standard Darwinian theory is really as ironclad as we are commanded to assume, then the exercise should reinforce belief in evolution.
Knowing who you are, where you came from, is a central purpose of education, and frankly not only in the humanities but in biology.
He thinks we are just a collection of carbon molecules and certainly of no intrinsic value simply and merely because we are human.