Wisdom of the Biosphere

As Bateson puts it, “Lack of systemic wisdom is always punished.”   When you fight the ecology of a system, you lose—especially when you win.

— Morris Berman,  The Re-Enchantment of the World

Nature’s laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
— Luther Burbank, horticulturist (1849-1926)

Man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.
— Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

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