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Marriage of Mother Gaia and Father Sun

"We are very much entrenched in the dark caverns of our culture, and deny the Natural world outside our minds.

We are indeed an alienated lot.

We live in darkness for we do not know who we are.

We identify ourselves with ego, what we think we are.

But, we are much more than that.

As we read this article, billions of actions are occurring.

Cells mutate, food is digested, heart rate is monitored; signals travel between brain and heart." - Burl Hall

I sing to Mother Gaia

I sing to Father Sun

I sing to living in the Garden of Life

where the Mother and Father are One




"Many religious symbolisms see the cosmic creation or its completion as the sacred union (hierogamy) between the Sky-God and the Earth-Mother.

Marriage becomes an imitation of the cosmic hierogamy." - Mircea Eliade


"I have occasional visits on long winter evenings, when the snow falls fast and wind howls in the wood, from an old settler and original proprietor, reported to have dug Walden Pond, stoned it, and fringed it with pine woods.

He tells me stories of old times and of a new eternity.

Between us we manage to pass a cheerful evening with social mirth and pleasant views of things, even without apples or cider, a most wise and humorous friend, whom I love much, who keeps himself secret.

Though he is thought to be dead, none can show where he is buried.

An elderly dame dwells in my neighborhood, invisible to most, in whose odorous herb garden I stroll sometimes, gathering and listening to her fables.

She has a genius of unequaled fertility, and her memory runs to antiquity, and she can tell me the original of every fable, and on what fact every one is founded, for the incidents occurred when she was young.

A ruddy and lusty old dame, who delights in all weathers and seasons, and is likely to outlive all her children yet." - Henry David Thoreau



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Ecology is a science that attempts this feat of thinking in a plane perpendicular to Darwin.

Ecology is an infant just learning to talk, and, like other infants, is engossed with its own coinage of big words.

Its working days lie in the future.

Ecology is destined to become the lore of Round River, a belated attempt to convert our collective knowledge of biotic materials into a collective wisilom of biotic navigation.

This, in the last analysis, is conservation.

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.

By land is meant all of the things on, over, or in the earth.

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.

That is to say, you can not love game and hate predators; you cannot conserve the waters and waste the ranges; you cannot build the forest and mine the farm.

The land is one organism.

Its parts, like our own parts; compete with each other and cooperate with each other.

Competitions are as much a part of the inner workings as the cooperations.

The outstanding scientific discovery of the twentieth century is not television, or radio, but rather the complexity of the land organism.

If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not.

If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly, useless parts?

To keep every cog is the first precaution of tinkering." - Aldo Leopold





conservation

Chinese charater for conserve

conservation is defined as:

to protect from loss or harm

to use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste

to keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect

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The Land Pyramid

"An ethic to supplement and guide the economic relation to land presupposes the existence of some mental image of land as a biotic mechanism.

We can be ethical only in relation to something we can see, feel, understand, love, or otherwise have faith in.

The image commonly employed in conservation education is 'the balance of nature.'

For reasons too lengthy to detail here, this figure of speech fails to describe accurately what little we know about the land mechanism.

A much truer image is the one employed in ecology: the biotic pyramid.

I shall first sketch the pyramid as a symbol of land, and later develop some of its implications in terms of land-use.

Plants absorb energy from the sun.

This energy flows through a circuit called the biota, which may be represented by a pyramid consisting of layers.

The bottom layer is the soil.

A plant layer rests on the soil, an insect layer on the plants, a bird and rodent layer on the insects, and so on up through various animal groups to the apex layer, which consists of the larger carnivores.

The species of a layer are alike not in where they came from, or in what they look like, but rather in what they eat.

Each successive layer depends on those below it for food and often for other services, and each in turn furnishes food and services to those above.

Proceeding upward, each successive layer decreases in numerical abundance.

Thus, for every carnivore there are hundreds of his prey, thousands of their prey, millions of insects, uncountable plants.

The pyramidal form of the system reflects the numerical progression from apex to base.

Man shares an intermediate layer with the bears, raccoons, and squirrels which ear both meat and vegetables.

The lines of dependency for food and other services are called food chains.

Thus soil-oak-deer-Indian is a chain that has now been largely converted to soil-corn-cow-farmer.

Each species, including ourselves, is a link in many chains.

The deer eats a hundred plants other than oak, and the cow a hundred plants other than corn.

Both, then, are links in a hundred chains.

The pyramid is a tangle of chains so complex as to seem disorderly, yet the stability of the system proves it to be a highly organized structure." - Aldo Leopold, Sand County Almanac



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Fundamental to natural selection is the idea of change by common descent.

This implies living organisms are related to each other.

Looking back we find descent from a common ancestor.

Aristotle's Great Chain of Being suggested each species is formed individually with its own purpose and place and no species evolve into a new species.

Evolution by natural selection is a purely mechanistic theory of change that does not appeal to any sense of purpose or a designer.

There is no foresight or purpose in nature, and there is no implication that one species is more perfect than another.

There is only change driven by selection pressures from the environment.



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Thomas Aquinas, borrowing from Aristotle, devised an ingenious two-step strategy for deciding whether an action is moral.

Step one: look at what happens 'always or for the most part' in nature to determine its laws.

That investigation will reveal the natural and proper 'functions' of organs and activities: those that Nature, so to speak, 'intended'.

(If Nature is another name for God, then 'intent' can even be taken literally.)

Step two: use the resulting observations to determine what we ought to do – and especially what we ought not to do – according to whether it was found to be 'natural' or 'unnatural' in step one.

Aquinas' strategy, still holding sway in the Vatican while claiming to be the doctrine of natural law, is a slippery example of 'bait-and-switch'.

In step one, the word 'law' seems to be used as in science, to refer to descriptive generalisations about what actually happens.

In step two, however, the word's meaning is closer to that of 'legislation'.

Laws of this second sort are promulgated and often broken.

Laws of the first sort cannot be broken, even when specifying probabilities.

Laws of one kind are about the facts of nature; laws of the other kind are about how we should change those facts.



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"For one to prosper, all must prosper" does not suggest equality.

It does suggest those materially better off than their brethren, share.

A plutocrat of the transnational elite asked Sengai Gibon to write something for the continued prosperity of his extended family and retainers so that it might be treasured from generation to generation.

Sengai Gibon obtained a large sheet of paper and wrote:

"Father dies, son dies, grandson dies."

The plutocrat became very angry.

"I asked you to write something for the happiness of my family!"

"Why do you make such a joke of this?"

"No joke is intended," explained Sengai Gibon.

"If before you yourself die your son should die, this would grieve you greatly.

Should your grandson pass away before your son, you both would be broken-hearted.


If your family,

generation after generation,

passes away in the order

as I have laid out,

it will be the natural course of life.

I call this real prosperity."
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