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Enviro-Mich message from "Thomas Orewyler" <tworewyler@peoplepc.com>
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It is "complete crap". What "large animals" could they possibly mean? The
wooly mammoth? Certainly they don't mean dinosaurs. I would like to hear an
answer!
Nancy Orewyler
SWAT of Chesterfield
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From: "Tom Stephens" <tstephens@sugarlaw.org>
To: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2003 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Crichton: Environmentalism is religion


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> Enviro-Mich message from "Tom Stephens" <tstephens@sugarlaw.org>
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> Does anyone have any idea what the source or basis of this opinion
> apparently quoted from Crichton by Bray is?
>
> "Nor did indigenous peoples live in a state of harmony with nature. "On
this
> continent, the newly arrived people who crossed the land bridge
immediately
> set about wiping out hundreds of species of large animals."
>
> Without idealizing or romanticizing (or oversimplifying or inappropriately
> imposing a modern western lens on) the vast history of "indigenous
peoples"
> and their relationship "with nature," in our context of 21st century war
> against terrorism for oil and domination of the lands, oceans, air and
space
> by megatechnic post-industrial capitalist military power (Friedman's iron
> fist of McDonnel Douglas inside the velvet glove of McDonald's), isn't
this
> opinion about prehistoric peoples "wiping out hundreds of species of large
> animals" voiced by Bray just complete crap, or am I missing something?
>
> Tom Stephens
> Guild/Sugar Law Center
> 733 St. Antoine, 3rd Floor
> Detroit, Michigan 48226 USA
> (313) 962-6540
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> tstephens@sugarlaw.org
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