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Michael Crichton

Noble Intentions And Stupid Actions

The late Michael Crichton was partially right. The environmental movement in an increasingly secular society has assumed the mantle of Christianity. This is most particularly true, I would submit, in its obsession with motivations and intentions, as if nature gave a damn what we "intended". Too often those in the "environment justice" coalition choose politically correct pursuits and ignore their ecologically incorrect consequences.

Romanticism and fossil-fuel societies

Sheila Newman writes that it is not so much the myth of the noble savage as the myth of the noble capitalist citizen.

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