Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guilt without Sex


HT Dirk Felleman (again!)

3 comments:

Robert Jackson said...

If only more ecologists read Viz.....

Karl Steel said...

Guessing you're not endorsing this comic? It's a minor point I suppose that there was no large scale eschatological expectation in 1310 like, say, in 1000 (supposedly). More important, the medieval Xian eschaton differs radically from the environmental eschaton: the former destroys the world and rescues humans; the latter destroys most life, including humans, and then sees the world find its balance again.

Karl Steel said...

...though I suppose if medieval and modern expectations of world catastrophe have anything in common, it's the belief that something right has been harmed by human agency and that the catastrophe will repair that harm. Part of a larger belief in symmetry and balance.