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Logical absurdities 23 Oct 2008

Posted by cat64fish in Land-lubber stories.
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Quotes from “The Human, the Orchid and the Octopus” JY Cousteau and S Schieflbein:

Logical absurdities of:

– industrialists who contend that they cannot afford the luxury of expensive waste disposal;
– fishermen who respond to declining catches by doubling their effort, thereby wiping out the stock;
– military officers who propose offsetting the dangers of a neighbours nuclear and bomb stores but augmenting their own;
– leaders who profess to support human rights, but ignore the rights of future generations;
– believing that every single scientific fact we discover must be applied;
– subordinating human interests to new technology instead of the other way round;
– bolstering the world economy by institutionalising the mass market, enriching the rich and impoverishing the poor.

No truer words have been written, I think.

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