The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis

  title={The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis},
  author={Lynn Townsend White},
  pages={1203 - 1207}
  • L. White
  • Published 10 March 1967
  • History
  • Science
A conversation with Aldous Huxley not infrequently put one at the receiving end of an unforgettable monologue. About a year before his lamented death he was discoursing on a favorite topic: Man's unnatural treatment of nature and its sad results. To illustrate his point he told how, during the previous summer, he had returned to a little valley in England where he had spent many happy months as a child. Once it had been composed of delightful grassy glades; now it was becoming overgrown with… 
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From White's article list a few examples where man has changed his environment
  • From White's article list a few examples where man has changed his environment
Hence we shall continue to have a worsening ecological crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man
What is animism and how does Christianity's defeat of it result in an ecological crisis? 5
  • What is animism and how does Christianity's defeat of it result in an ecological crisis? 5