Kirkpatrick Sale

Kirkpatrick Sale

When I speak of knowledge of nature, I do not mean industrial science, which argues that nature is inert and can be understood only to enable humans to manipulate it. I mean that sense of nature that Aldo Leopold had in mind when he said, "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community, wrong when it tends otherwise.More Kirkpatrick Sale quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And it was only when we invented the spear and began roaming the planet that technologies got complex and central to human survival.More Kirkpatrick Sale quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm convinced that the catastrophes of the next two decades will be so vast as to bring about a world where life, if it survives, will be far simpler - and the technologies, too. Then we will have come full circle to something like life on the savanna.More Kirkpatrick Sale quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Governments, existing primarily to protect and enhance capitalism, maintain their power through the use of technologies that control the populace - by bread or circuses, by war or schooling, by armies and police, all of which are enabled and empowered by technology. That is what we might call the stick part of capitalism, while the riches-for-the-few is the carrot.More Kirkpatrick Sale quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everyone is shy - it is the inborn modesty that makes us able to live in harmony with other creatures and our fellows. Achievement comes not by denying shyness but, occasionally, by setting it aside and letting pride and perspiration come first.More Kirkpatrick Sale quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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