RE: NANFA-- Gloom, Dispair & Agony on me

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 9 May 2002 22:11:45 -0700

> >but if people would only place a greater value on religion, economics and
> other human institutions, we'd have focal points from which to
> make better decisions regarding the environment
> Mmm. nice. Religion and economics. Those mainstays of unbiased
> thought. Does
> it mention any particular religion, or could we take our pick? Which
> economic strategy does it recommend? What if my choice differs
> from someone else's? How do we know which one is correct?

He's talking about freedom of religion. He believes religion as an
institution has been replaced by a reverence for the environment. The book
is philosophical, not scientific. He basically feels we are substituting
"environmental security" for personal freedoms. He says the environment
should be perceived through human institutions else chaos will result. This
is getting off topic. I only brought it up because he professed to be
talking about truths regarding the environment, but neglected science. Some
science he mentioned were studies from his students, studies (and
interpretations) which he no doubt influenced :-)

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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