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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    We're the only species in history that builds coffee tables, wardrobes, bars and restaurants. I don't call that "utilitising" in the way a bird gathers twigs to build a nest.
    Added: We're also the only species in history to build our own transport that itself uses yet more resources to operate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    The sooner we find alternatives to endless and at times mindless consumption the better. I think it was Michael Ruppert a controversial conspiracy theorist who spoke of Entropy as a sort of scientific metaphor for endless consumption which cannot go on indefinitly. Even the sun's consumption is finite.
    The comfort lies in theorizing and speaking of, less real practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Economic growth is now mostly dependent on pointless consumption, and is unsustainable.

    Either we accept that economies need to shrink as do populations, or we accept that mankind might as well be on a flat earth because they are destined to fall off it sooner or later.

    Discuss.
    Can't fall off the flat Earth, elf'nsafety put a fence up, you're stuck in the 80s mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    The comfort lies in theorizing and speaking of, less real practice.
    Jeff, did some bozo make the fatal mistake of telling you that you can write coherent English?

    'Coz they were fucking lying mate.


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