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    It must have been twelve years ago.

    I was sitting in the Retro Cafe down at Salamanca Place here in Hobart. And I looked around, and it dawned on me that everything I could see had been made by us. Except when I looked up, the clouds, though we fiddle with them too.

    Every little thing, we made it, we planted it, we made it more, more…

    The gravel inbetween the paving stones. The sandstone warehouses built to store whale oil. The london plane trees (I think they're from Iran). As well as the more obvious cars and ships and silos.



    We made it more amenable to us and nothing as far as I could see was natural. It's natural for us to do this, but it's not natural. It's in our nature to make it so, so, unnatural.



    What happened to nature?

    We ate it.

    Yum.



    Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
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    Tourist     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    humans eat everything!! we take inedible stuff, cook it, and sell it as delicacy

    different cultures have different recipes for snakes, mushrooms, insects, animal skin, some trees...
    aeonbeat     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    Of course we eat everything, we need energy, all the energy! We're eating each other and even ourselves. Now it's probably the best time to act! But we all know, or at least feel it, that every revolution needs people to start it. But every revolution eats its children as well, so are we brave enough? Brave enough to change the way we spend all that energy? Sacrifice is probably not needed, there should be a more peacefull way... What do you think?
    kruhiu77     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    "The ultimate glut is that of humanity"
    meika     Wed, Dec 12, 2007  Permanent link
    of course if we ate the natural world it means that living in our constructed paradise is really living in our own shit, that our extended phenotype (which rapidly now includes our genotype, evolution is now almost a la Lamarck) is in fact our effluent, we live in our sewage.

    To be in touch with (our) nature means to study the ecology of derivatives and options based on manure.

    A fungal approach, I suspect, to boost into everyone's awareness, a composting dung life, might be best.
    cyb0     Thu, Dec 13, 2007  Permanent link
    The diamonds are expensive, because they are rare. With the speed that humanity conquer face of the Earth without paying attention of what we're destroying behind us, nature will become expensive experience. The time when we'll pay to see nature in its own beauty is not so far from us.

    I think sacrifice is needed. Sacrifice that every human being have to make! Many people take world and nature for granted and don't think about it very much, if any, but the sacrifice is needed. We must question our way of living, to calculate how to balance the needed input with the output we create. And this is sacrifice that many people don't want to think about it, because the human life span is very short in terms of nature and not a single human will have the opportunity to see what his irresponsibility have made. But maybe they will... the process sped up and within one human life now you may see much many things than our ancestors, for example.

    Be aware of your actions, because they'll become your destiny. We are... 6 billions, if every one of us pay a little attention of what's going on... that's a 6 billions little actions, that will make at least 1 big difference. We can change our destiny and we can do it now!
    alborz     Thu, Dec 13, 2007  Permanent link
    Here is this vast, savage, hovering mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man—a sort of breeding in and in, which produces at most a merely English nobility, a civilization destined to have a speedy limit.

    ~ Henry David Thoreau
    kruhiu77     Fri, Dec 14, 2007  Permanent link
    I concur with Izzy

    only through radical change and lifestyle choices

    can we hope to salvage the environment and reaffirm our future on this planet.
    3LSZVJA9     Sun, Dec 16, 2007  Permanent link
    It is said that when Europe had just passed through the first World War and, all around, the cities were still devastated, in some places the teachers where told to teach the children more about the stars, to make them watch the sky.
    This was supposed an optimistic comment but now I realize that our city lights don't let us see the stars most of the time either.
    Well then...
    bosko431     Mon, Dec 17, 2007  Permanent link
    I would not underestimate the force of nature. Will ask for the prize of our self-centered living.
    We are somehow part of that nature too, our sandstone house is just somekind of termite castle.
    We are part of the ecology, but we have the freedom (or the illusion of it) to decide our role in it.
    Greetings to all Space Collective member...
    aeonbeat     Mon, Dec 17, 2007  Permanent link
    It is said that when Europe had just passed through the first World War and, all around, the cities were still devastated, in some places the teachers where told to teach the children more about the stars, to make them watch the sky.
    This was supposed an optimistic comment but now I realize that our city lights don't let us see the stars most of the time either.
    Well then...


    with the internet everywhere you could try and change that, if you really want it, and not only that...all of us need to change as a compromise in order to (r)evolve.... if it's really needed, but since we gathered here, there must be some reason worth
     
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