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No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
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Continuity is at the heart of conservatism: ecology serves that heart.

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You cannot do only one thing.

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However, I think the major opposition to ecology has deeper roots than mere economics; ecology threatens widely held values so fundamental that they must be called religious.

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In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the world's goods must steadily decrease.

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Moreover, the practical recommendations deduced from ecological principles threaten the vested interests of commerce; it is hardly surprising that the financial and political power created by these investments should be used sometimes to suppress environmental impact studies.

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Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming.

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An attack on values is inevitably seen as an act of subversion.

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The only kind of coercion I recommend is mutual coercion, mutually agreed upon by the majority of the people affected.

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Society does not need more children; but it does need more loved children. Quite literally, we cannot afford unloved children - but we pay heavily for them every day. There should not be the slightest communal concern when a woman elects to destroy the life of her thousandth-of-an-ounce embryo. But all society should rise up in alarm when it hears that a baby that is not wanted is about to be born.

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We see only what we have names for.

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Economists (and others) who are satisfied with nature-free equations develop a dangerous hubris about the potency of our species

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The only thing we can really count on in this uncertain world is human unreliability itself.

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