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Dark Side
&
Light Side

This is about gradations of opinion about the damage we are doing to our only home.

Technopolitana is a place in our imagination.
Actions we take lead to two equal and opposite consequences.

Human progress -- steps forward, 'growth' -- lead, on the light and sunny side, to human happiness and harmony with nature.

On the dark side, such progress and growth lead to pollution, overcrowding and degradation of nature.

Humans are both Inhabitants of this world
&
Invaders of this world.

The Technopolitana idea does not condemn progress. It questions assumptions about its nature and what constitutes a fundamental human right, that of being here.

It is an attempt not to damn but to examine ideas embedded in the scientific revolution of the sixteenth & seventeenth centuries...notably...

Francis Bacon's idea that humans exist to 'conquer' the earth.

Francis Bacon is a crucial figure in the great assumption that society is improved by the accumulation of objectively tested knowledge, that is 'science'.

Technopolitana does not reject this idea so much as to ask whether we are reaching a point where there is so much 'conquest' as to leave little, precious earth.

 

Drive, baby, drive.....  Or, walk and talk...

So it goes. Grasp the nettle which is environmental ethics.

 

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