What are a few examples of anthropomorphism?

1 Answer
Jun 6, 2016

Attributing human characteristics to non-human objects or animals.


In popular cultural, there are tonnes of examples:

  • movies and films that have animals in human-like situations (Teenage mutant ninja turtles, most cartoons, etc).
  • people giving their cars a name
  • Christian concept of God was originally thought to be like a old grandfather in the clouds kind of guy.
  • in early autonomy, the idea that the Earth was the centre of the universe and the sun and planets revolved around Earth.
  • in biology, the idea that humans were the peak or apex of evolution and all other beings were lesser than us.