Letter; Little faith in the figures

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The Independent Online
In referring to "humanists, rationalists, existentialists and all other human supremacists" ("We believe in ... almost everything", 9 June) you perpetuate the fiction that lack of belief in a deity automatically implies that mankind is the most important thing in the Universe. In general the opposite is true. Most unbelievers of my acquaintance take the view that the human species is a trivial and almost certainly an ephemeral epiphenomenon in an obscure corner of the Universe, of little if any significance in cosmic terms.

George Haycock

London SE1