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
- » If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich
- » If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven.
- » People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose
- » It’s like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
- » The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests have persisted
- » The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology.
- » Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.