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28. April 2016

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Philosophy and Conservation Biology

I’m re-posting below an essay, verbatim, from 26 August 2007. Consistent with my usual recent pattern, I’m adding a few introductory words and an embedded song. First, though, a new entry in the classified ads and an excerpt from my presentation in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Earth Day: FOR SALE: 2 1/2 acres Dune […]

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24. April 2016

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The Arrogance of Humanism

“Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society.” ~ John Ralston Saul   The Arrogance of Humanism (1978) was written by conservation biologist David W. Ehrenfeld. The book explores humanism in reason, science, and technology. The primary tenet of humanism parallels […]

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20. April 2016

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Scale

I’m re-posting below an essay, verbatim, from 9 September 2009. Consistent with my usual recent pattern, I’m adding a few introductory words and an embedded song. The interview embedded below was conducted 31 October 2014. Thanks to Paul Judge for the conversation, and also for making it available. “That one American farmer can now feed […]

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16. April 2016

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Seeking Teachable Moments

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ~ Rudyard Kipling   Seeking Teachable Moments is the subtitle to my 2006 book, […]

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12. April 2016

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Whack!

I’m re-posting below an essay, verbatim, from 29 August 2009. Consistent with my usual recent pattern, I’m adding a few introductory words and an embedded song. Big thanks to Scott Andrews for creating a short video clip based on my work. It’s embedded below. The Climate Crisis Is Now I have been playing around with […]

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8. April 2016

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In the Name of Love

“Any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.” ~ Homer, The Iliad   Recently a friend and neighbor mentioned my courage. In a discussion about the homestead I created, he said, “you were brave […]

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4. April 2016

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Earth Egg

I’m re-posting below an essay, verbatim, from 17 July 2009. Consistent with my usual recent pattern, I’m adding a few introductory words and an embedded song. I was interviewed for the latest, and perhaps last, episode of Extinction Radio. Catch the 20-minute interview here. “Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations […]

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