On the contrary, Mr. Thoreau

From: J Corbally (icorb@indigo.ie)
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 16:27:28 MST

This was posted over on >Tech. A fine peice of writing if ever I saw one.


>Message: 10
>Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 15:43:52 -0500
>From: Larry Klaes <lklaes@bbn.com>
>Subject: On the contrary, Mr. Thoreau
>On the contrary, Mr. Thoreau
>By Chet Raymo, Globe Correspondent, 2/27/2001
>"In wildness is the preservation of the world," wrote Henry
>David Thoreau in one of his more self-indulgent moments, and
>environmentalists never tire of quoting him. Into the woods,
>they urge. Into the woods. That's where we'll find our salvation.
>Not in science or technology. No, no. They are the enemy. It's
>wildness that will save us from ourselves, restore us to our
>primeval wisdom, discipline our hubris, chasten our sins.

"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

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