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Posted by Ammianus Marcellinus on 03/19/02 - 22:18:00
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"I tend to agree on an emotional level with these opinions, but maybe if Humans are part of Nature, then our "destructive" behavior is really "Natural," like earthquakes etc. Unless there is a radical split between what people do & the rest of the cosmos..."

Read Richard Leakey's _The Sixth Extinction_.  The appearance of human life in the planetary ecosphere has precipitated a species-extinction that hasn't been seen in evolutionary history since the dinosaurs were extinguished by a space fragment that crashed into the Yucatan, 65 million years ago.  

The human-caused collapse of the ecosphere is a _done deed_.  The only question at this point is one of how much of a deed it's going to be.

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