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Michael Pollan at TED - Man & Nature

 
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb, 2008 10:52 am    Post subject: Michael Pollan at TED - Man & Nature Reply with quote

ted.com wrote:
What if human consciousness isn't the end-all and be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn's clever strategy game, the ultimate prize of which is world domination? Author Michael Pollan asks us to see things from a plant's-eye view -- to consider the possibility that nature isn't opposed to culture, that biochemistry rivals intellect as a survival tool. By merely shifting our perspective, he argues, we can heal the Earth. Who's the more sophisticated species now?


That's the introduction to author Michael Pollan's talk http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/214 at TED.


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PostPosted: Sun 17 Feb, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an amazing account of that farm where they cycle several animal species through sections of the pasture and each species contributes in some way to the health of the pasture and all the animals.

He has a very vivid speaking style; I felt like I was watching the chickens rush out of their truck to get at the lovely grubs.

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