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>Hi Jeremy Bradley -
>>In the longer term, maybe 150 years, the planet will not support humans.
>>Does that not make our carelessness and corruption crimes against humanity?
>I don't, at all, disagree with this. (See Wilson's new Future of Life for
>a wonderful compendium of support.) I was more disagreeing with the
>'western' bias you gave ecological destruction. The world is littered, on
>all fronts, with examples of man-made ecological disasters, many from
>indigenous peoples, who, having ruined one island, have to move to
>another. For every aborigine success, there are pairs of failures by
>other native dwellers or colonial arrivers.
>>aberration in the human mythscape as all other early cultures were directed
>>to exist in nature, not above it.
>Nature is often more powerful. And then, something makes it less so. Any
>agricultural endeavor has no place in that mythscape, and that mythscape
>was left behind, by all but a few tribes, long ago.
For just two examples to shatter the myth of the eco-balanced savage, chack out the histories of Easter Island and the Anasazi of the north american southwest.
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