A Conversation for The Role of Deforestation in the Fall of Rome
Llywelyn Started conversation Mar 23, 2004
So I guess it's true then; before any other political cause, we really have to work on fixing/conserving the environment.
Uncle Ghengis Posted Mar 23, 2004
Ishmael? What's he got to do with it?
lapetitegecko Posted Mar 23, 2004
mebbe it's to get our attention?
kinda brings home the importance of looking after the world we live in like nothing i've ever read before has.
Llywelyn Posted Mar 30, 2004
Ishmael is a wholly amazing book by Daniel Quinn. Everyone I have talked to who has read it was convinced the greatest threat to modern man is the separation of man from nature. One of a few, actually; the guy's a writing machine.
MotDoc, Temporarily Exiled to Tartu, Estonia Posted Apr 28, 2004
I don't know if seperation from nature is the same thing as disregard for nature's needs and importance. I for one consider the environment to be of great importance, but at the same time I don't want to be living in the forest with a stick and a rock. Modern society can exist just fine in a sustainable way without having to revert to savagery. We just need to think and plan better and consider the long-term consequence of our actions.
Glad to see my writing has such impact.
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