It isn't pollution that is hurting the environment,
it's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.
... everything in nature is
lyrical in its ideal essence,
tragic in its fate,
and comic in its existence.
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau
...Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much...
and so on, whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time.
But conversely the dolphins believed themselves to be more intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons
Today the network of relationships linking the human race to itself and to the rest of the biosphere is so complex that all aspects affect all others to an extraordinary degree.
Someone should be studying the whole system, however crudely that has to be done, because no gluing together of partial studies of a complex nonlinear system can give a good idea of the behavior of the whole.
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour.
The truth is that
the emancipation of women,
Balanchine ballet et al., don't redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon he world.
The white race is the cancer of human history. It is the white race and it alone--its ideologies and inventions--- which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.
Partisan Review, Winter 1967
You can't just let nature run wild.
former governor of Alaska
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
George Washington Carver
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Alan C. Kay I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Bertrand Russell If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way. Aristotle, Maybe nature is fundamentally But if it's like that, then I want out. Steven Weinberg
Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
Alan C. Kay
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way.
Maybe nature is fundamentally
But if it's like that, then I want out.