Re: NANFA-- Off topic: For the philosophers among you

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 16:23:55 EDT

Jeffers' observation is contrary to most people's assessment of the
relationship of the human race to the rest of the planet. Does/should
everything revolve around us as the crown of creation on the planet, or are
we more of an accident who now consume half of the photosynthetic product on
the planet? Since I'm not running for election I'll support the latter.
Thanks, Sajjad!

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL "where the Coleus grow best with iron additions"

> "Over half a century ago, Robinson Jeffers suggested that it may
>be just as valid to turn outward: 'The whole human race spends too much
>emotion on itself. The happiest and freest man is the scientist
>investigating nature or the artist admiring it, the person who is
>interested in things that are not human. Or if he is interested in human
>beings, let him regard them objectively as a small part of the great

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