The Promethean Illusion

The Promethean Illusion

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qThis text examines our presumption of mastery, the role of Newtonian science and modern science upon the Western philosophy of nature. Biological and ecological case studies reveal the ways in which nature places limits on our knowledge and actions, stymieing attempts at mastery. Programmatic proposals to control nature via genetic engineering and planet management come under specific attackq--Being heavy, CFC molecules are quite content to stay near to the earth; these mol- ecules do not migrate upward on their own ... reach the stratosphere, they are subject to the very same ultraviolet radiation against which the ozone protects us.

Title:The Promethean Illusion
Author:Bob Tostevin
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-09-28


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