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    On Mar 18, 2012 David Doane wrote:

     An airplane first flew in 1903, and by 1914 we were dropping bombs on people.  That's amazing and sad.  It's exciting that human beings may learn from nature, cooperate with nature, fit into nature, but I'm not optimistic.  Our disrespect for our planet and one another, our greed, our short-sightedness are in high gear.  As the author says, we humans need a change of heart, and we need it now.  It's become crucially important that we see ourselves as of earth, not on earth, as part of earth and not apart from earth.  It's time to work with earth and nature rather than try to fight, control, conquer earth and nature.  It is time to realize that we are Nature, and to work with it and take care of it is to work with and take care of ourselves.   

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