Jamais Cascio’s excellent reminder from yesterday’s Earth Day: “The grand myth of environmentalism is that it’s all about saving the Earth. It’s not. The Earth will be just fine. Environmentalism is all about saving ourselves.” A nice little essay. Hat-tip to Memex 1.1.
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I get Jamais on ‘selfish human’, he’s spot on. Howver, is the earth a living organism too complex for us to understand? Will it really do just fine? Bit like fleas who can’t conceptualise a dog but gee they sure depend on it. Do we want to kill it of if it does turn out to be living organism? Are we all just automaton cells in it’s body? The earth won’t do just fine in my opinion 🙁
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