On May 18, 2014, at 2:25 PM, Carrol Cox wrote:
Kamran Nayeri: However, upon reflection it becomes clear that the Anthropocene is the common cause for the planetary crisis, including anthropogenic species extinction. If that is true, then it can only be reversed when humanity returns to ecocentrism, the worldview of hunter-gatherers whereby they saw themselves as kins of the rest of nature.
I do believe that Darwinian evolutionary theory also provide a path to ecocentrism. We can approach the same end from different starting points, ethical or scientific.
We can struggle for human control over their own history. We cannot dictate how humans will _use_ that control. However they use it, the sun is going out eventually. How do we know that our descendants in a socialist (i.e. democratic) world will not choose to eat, drink, and be merry, for in a century or so we die.