A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.
More Quotes by E. O. Wilson
- » Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
- » We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.
- » We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn
- » Old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false.
- » If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven.
- » It’s like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
- » If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich