Our Synthetic Environment

Our Synthetic Environment

Our Synthetic Environment

Our Synthetic Environment

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The epoch of man constitutes a very small period in the history of life on our planet. Within this brief period, man has made radical changes in his environment. He has abandoned the rugged individualism of life in the open country, essentially based on a natural system of diversified agriculture, and congregated into congested, polluted cities which require monoculture and chemicalized forms of agriculture. In making this shift, man has tried to create an urban environment that follows the dictates of technology and economics, but the change has been made by totally disregarding the natural laws of biochemistry that apply to the human organism as a living unit.

During the latest part of that short epoch, modern systems of technology and the social complications produced by these systems have served to harvest excessively . . .

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