The earth doesnt care what we need. Mother nature doesnt negotiate. She just sets rules, and describes consequences. And these are not esoteric limits. This is about food and water, soil and climate- the basic practical and economic foundations of our lives. The idea the we can smoothly transition to a highly efficient, solar powered knowledge based economy transformed by science and technology, so that 9 billion people can live in 2050 a life of abundance and digital downloads, is a delusion. ~Paul Gilding
The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Nonhuman animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, also possess these neurological substrates. ~The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness
See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. ~Genesis 1:29
Sit down before Mother Nature as a small child. Be prepared to cast aside all preconceived notions and to follow her into whatever abyss she leads, or you shall learn nothing. ~Thomas Huxley
Cows hold grudges. Naaawww!
The zipper on my favourite backpack is broken. I’ve tried countless times to repair it. It isn’t usable anymore, but I don’t want to send it to landfill. There’s nothing else I can do. These are the problems of my #firstworldlife. Related blog post here
Lifestyle food choices such as being vegan don’t stop this form of suffering… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUM58LIU2Lo
Soft drink companies trying to stop cash for bottles scheme. Please sign this petition.
1. Matriachy due to sexual alliances.
2. Giggle like human babies when tickled.
3. Perform mirror self-recognition.
Why is Australia not on this list?