Dehumanizing?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Why realizing that a body made of particles that were born when massive stars exploded from each end of the universe, only to start self-organizing by the trillions into a weird self-replicating machine that seems to defy/slow down the rate of entropy that turns the rest of the universe to dust, which ends up to self-replicating and re-organizing itself to form walking, swimming or even flying "colonies" that compete to pass down their own unique "particle combination" to little copy colonies of themselves,
One colony, infused with a simple mission, a simple purpose, finite as an organization, but made up of trillions of timeless pieces, manages to look into itself and make up stories to keep it engaged in those fractions of time the insignificant for the rest of the universe, little personal singularity of your life.
What is dehumanizing in this mind-boggling observation (cause we are talking facts more or less)?
What takes away of our life? What takes away from our compassion, if we realize that the singularity of our brain synapses is one off, instead of a mass-produced clay body infused with ready made souls?
Sure, we are "just" trillions of molecules shaped into a walking tall ape that wants to find out what makes us tick, instead of just buying the ready made nonsense of people that were too proud or too power-hungry to ever admit that they did not know what was going on.
Yes, we feel insecure not knowing.
Yes, some prefer being lied, as long as they don't get there.
Yes, we are too self-important and we want to be able to live forever.
Cause science is not dehumanizing us. Maybe it is "de-glorifying us" by reducing magical woo-woo, to math.
Making us less of the self-important "god" that we hope ourselves to be, that we are REALLY no better than the rest of the apes around us.
Those flying too high, will crash harder with a reality check. It's fine.
Checks and bounds will be there. Of same origin as those seen in the animal kingdom, and before the invention of the concept of sin and eternal torment.
Augmented by the trillions of synapses in our finite, yet more complex than yet imaginable brains, which work together to extend us past our inevitable perish.
And these, for once impeccably better informed checks and bounds, is what we leave behind, to make our short personal singularity meaningful past ourselves.