Tuesday, June 28, 2005

ENV: Why we have problems to begin with

Somehow i have missed giving Jared Diamond credit as one of my favorite writers in the various compendia i have done recently on books, writing, etc.

I was just put on to this piece he did in 1987 for Discover Magazine in which he elucidates some things i've been saying for a number of years about why we have problems with obesity and health in general. But he goes much further than that by proposing that agriculture is the biggest mistake man has made in the history of the world. I have to agree with much of what he's said. Perhaps we can trace a part of that to "dominion over the beastes and fowles" . . .

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