Monthly Archives: July 2010

>deep ecology and the environment

>’The philosophy of deep ecology helped differentiate the modern ecology movement by pointing out the anthropocentric bias of the term “environment“, and rejecting the idea of humans as authoritarian guardians of the environment.’ source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_ecology#Movement

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becoming a vegetarian. now what?

when i was a teenager i made a sign and put it up in my room. it read, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT and i became vegetarian. at first, it was personal; i was reading a bike book about a … Continue reading

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>The Deep Ecology Platform by Arne Naess and George Sessions

>The eight-point Deep Ecology Platform at present provides the unifying principles of the deep ecology movement. The well-being and flourishing of human and nonhuman life on Earth have value in themselves (synonyms: inherent worth, intrinsic value, inherent value). These values … Continue reading

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>limitless?

>”We have both a sense of the importance of the wilderness and space in our culture and an attitude that it is limitless and therefore we needn’t worry.”—david suzuki

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>the hesitant

>’Carson chose to remind her readers of the sensory experiences readily available even to city dwellers, and of the beguiling conundrums which they can evoke. I reiterate her words to encourage the hesitant….’ source: Natural History From a Learner’s Perspective, … Continue reading

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>Left Biocentrism Primer

>is this the manifesto for me?

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>’few care’

>’The tendency to deal increasingly in abstractions issymptomatic of modern industrial society’s alienation from theliving, breathing “more-than-human” world. Few can distinguishbetween a starling, a grackle and a cowbird, and few care.’source: Natural History From a Learner’s Perspective, Anne Bell, York … Continue reading

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>the secret (mental masturbation)

>it takes all kinds. it takes what it takes. some are good at head-fucking (or mental masturbation), some are at proselytising. i think the secret is to figure out what you’re good at, and do it. now, what am i … Continue reading

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>non human-centered ecology

>’Non Human-Centered [Ecology] … is the major theme running through all of [John] Livingston’s writings, as it is for fellow Canadian eco-philosopher and naturalist Stan Rowe, cited approvingly in Rogue Primate. This ancient yet contemporary theme, of humans seeing themselves … Continue reading

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>’your anger never takes a holiday’

>’your anger never takes a holiday, it still exists within and might always. the important thing is to decide not to display it.’ why not? yes, i have seemingly newfound anger, but what if the other person is insensitive. is … Continue reading

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