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.
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More E. O. Wilson Quotes
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- » If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven.
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- » There is no better high than discovery.
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