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The Value of a Gorilla vs. a Human

Bron Taylor | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Bron Taylor

Mainstream media depicted the shooting of an endangered gorilla as a tragic necessity because a child was at risk of grievous harm or death. Whether implicitly felt or explicitly stated, the assumption was that the life of this child was more valuable than the life of this gorilla.

Animal Minds and the Foible of Human Exceptionalism

Marc Bekoff | Posted 10.05.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Nonhuman animals (animals) are magnificent and amazing beings. Surely we have no right to intrude wantonly into the lives of other animals or to judge them or blame them for our evil ways.

Caretaker, Farmer, Citizen Or Creature: Four Biblical Voices On Our Relationship To Creation

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

There are at least four different models in the Torah for the human relationship with Creation. Each voice comes from a different source and each one still has something to teach us today.

The Inner Life: Nature And Transcendence

Ross Robertson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ross Robertson

I spent a good portion of my first twenty years chasing after that mysterious pulse of the endless so easily found in wilderness and wild places.

Perspectives on Integral Ecology--2

Ross Robertson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ross Robertson

Animals (and presumably plants, too) have "worlds" of their own. Non-human life forms are not machines reacting to stimuli, but have their own ways of registering the phenomena that show up within their worlds.

Perspectives on Integral Ecology: 1

Ross Robertson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ross Robertson

We're terrified that in stepping above and outside of nature, we give ourselves license to use and abuse the biosphere for our own utilitarian ends.