It's the organizing principle of all our activities. That is why I refuse to give anyone who believes as such credit until they give it all up. Those that followed — the Hebrew authors of the Bible, Moses, Samuel, Elijah, Isaiah and Jeremiah, the great Western thinkers, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and the great Eastern thinkers Lao Tzu, Gautama Buddha and Confucius — all wove the Great Forgetting into their work. Do you think the ancient hunters underwent some of the rituals the did because it was so simple? For them, I've found it necessary to construct a small illustrative experiment with laboratory mice. Such thoughts have a tendency to explode when they go undiscussed.
The gist of the message is actually pretty much the same we already encountered in Quinn's best known novel, see the review on this very same website : With every audience and every individual, I have to begin by making them see that the cultural self-awareness we inherit from our parents and pass on to our children is squarely and solidly built on a Great Forgetting that occurred in our culture worldwide during the formative millenia of our civilization. When they reached another tribe, that tribe was either assimilated or destroyed. But with the advent of Totalitarian Agriculture, that changed very rapidly. Oh I agree, with the whole unsustainable bit mostly. It is the belief that the whole world is ours by right and we should turn all of the land into human food. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Quote: Originally Posted by From the Site Sustainability of Totalitarian Agriculture and the Future One of the major problems of totalitarian agriculture is the decreased biodiversity it, by definition, relies upon.
Just the same, if the gods hid the quail, this would be bad for the fox and good for the quail. The way they organized their department which controls what part of the country. It was a limitless, indestructible playroom for humans. Daniel Quinn: The Story of B, p. If I am on the wrong track please reposition me so that I am on the right one, but it seems you are saying the ability to obtain a surplus of food is what is wrong with society as a whole, and I can only assume has caused all the problems of the world, or at least is the fuel of those problems. They lived the life of hunter-gatherers and flourished at it, although not to our standards of population explosion, but they prospered nonetheless.
They were and are every bit as prone to violence as we are. We are talking men who had hunted their whole lifes, in a land bountiful with game. As a side note - I have a friend who is a plant geneticist - he invented a strain of corn that produces less phosphate in the run off after being eaten as feed , thus protecting ground water. I am going to depend on your online services from now on so be ready for the pending academic assignments in the future. I believe we can feed the world with less crop land - just increase the yeild per acre and make the crops more nutritious genetically modified.
All we have to do is stop increasing the amount of food that goes into the cage. Did those groups exist before it? Unless of course you are willing ot make the sacrifice I mentioned above, in which case I really do mean it when I say get off the computer. There was nothing to learn from what preceded it. Of course I don't mean 100 precisely. Remember, you may not agree with everything you read and people may not agree with your viewpoint , but you can talk it out as long as you attack the post and not the poster.
They had fallen from the natural state of civilization; they had degraded into savagery. I have given another, possibly a more probable cause. Yes, there are some plusses, but I feel that 'economics' have forced shortcutting that has comprosed life and health. Often with 'knowledge' comes a kind of arrogance and feeling of certainty that have no place if knowledge is also to be wise. This is an example of a totalitarian government.
Done correctly, we can do this without causing extinction, this has not been the case, but such is the price of learning, for only in our mistakes can we learn. However no one should subvert their competitors food or deny them entry to their food. He points to several major problems in our society that he claims arose from over-produced food and an over-crowded population. The community of life as a whole is what makes this planet livable, and it's absurd to imagine that we can reduce that community to ourselves and a few hundred food species we like to eat. If we put in enough for 500, we'll soon have 500.
The country controlled the media, culture, public life, limited human rights and persecuted its enemies. Instead, he takes Quinn seriously and integrates his work quite seamlessly with his other sources as he produces his own thoughts and ideas on Genesis. Civilisation should find a more sustainable method of existance. Every life is on loan from birth and without fail is paid back to the community in death. The writer has carefully chosen the appropriate characters which are helpful to bring out these themes. All of this disappeared in a few short generations. Moreover, influence is revealed as being just as important in assuring trial verdicts are positive for the accused.