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Ecocide Ecolate Ecology


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~ ECOCIDE    id+ | HOUSE |
             in strict sense AGENTS THAT DESTROY LIFE
             or THREATEN THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
             ply> | ECOCIDE DESTROYS HOME  NICH
                    HABIT HABITATION HABITAT NICH |
~ ECOLATE    uncertain but clearly an inflated term
             probably related to ECOLOGUE which also is
             an erroneous form for DIALOG or SPEECH
             a better alt is 
             A DISCOURSE ON SELECTED ISSUES in particular
             regarding THE NATURE OF THINGS
~ ECOLOGY    from OIKOS = HOUSE      sug> DOMICILE
             ECOLOGY AND ECONOMY ARE RELATED
  AS A NATURAL ENDOWMENT or ECOLOGY 
  also it CONCERNS BEAUTY
  EC OLOGY implies ONE COMMON HOME  HOUSE even IDEA
  EC ONOMY         ONE COMMON VALUE MONEY or DENOMINATION
  .....
  ECOLOGY IS A DISCIPLINE                 sug> ETHIC
  CONCERNED WITH                          see> ETHNIC
  THE SUSTENANCE OF LIFE or HABITAT       sug> CREATURE
  BY NATURAL MEANS as well as by          sug> NATAL
  HUMAN MEANS TO AMELIORATE DISTORTIONS   sug> PROLETARIAT
  CAUSED BY THE HUMAN PRESENCE            sug> PROLIFIC
  in particular PRESERVATION OF           sug> CONSERVATION
  BIOLOGIC DIVERSITY thus                 sug> BIODIVERSITY
  .....
  however ECOLOGY HAS HAD A MODEST IMPACT ON
          DISCIPLINES THAT IMPACT HUMAN BEHAVIOR
  note MEDICINE AND RELIGION CURRICULA which are devoid
       of ECOLOGIC IDEAS
  note many CONSERVATIVE and PROTESTANT CHURCHES
            REMAIN ALOOF or are ANTAGONISTIC TO
  ECOLOGY in contrast to a PRETENSE OF BEING "PRO LIFE" 
  .....
  note THE ROMAN PONTIFF OFTEN ALLUDES TO THE SANCTITY OF
       HUMAN LIFE AND THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE and recently
  THE VATICAN FORMULATED ITS POSITION ON ECOLOGY
  lit+ "IN OUR DAY THERE IS A GROWING AWARENESS
        THAT WORLD PEACE IS THREATENED ...
  BY A LACK OF DUE RESPECT FOR NATURE
  BY THE PLUNDERING OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND
  BY A PROGRESSIVE DECLINE IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE ...
  FACED WITH THE WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT ...
  WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO USE THE GOODS OF THE EARTH
  AS WE HAVE IN THE PAST ...
  THE INCREASING DEVASTATION OF THE WORLD OF NATURE
  IS APPARENT TO ALL ...
  THE MOST PROFOUND AND SERIOUS INDICATION OF THE
  MORAL IMPLICATIONS UNDERLYING THE ECOLOGICAL PROBLEM
  IS THE LACK FOR RESPECT FOR LIFE ...
  POLLUTION OR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION IS THE RESULT OF
  AN UNNATURAL AND REDUCTIONIST VISION ...
  BY THE UNCONTROLLED DESTRUCTION OF ANIMAL AND PLANT LIFE OR
  BY A RECKLESS EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES ...
  THE RIGHT TO A SAFE ENVIRONMENT IS EVER MORE INSISTENTLY
  PRESENTED TODAY AS A RIGHT THAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN
  AN UPDATED CHARTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS ...
  RESPECT FOR LIFE AND FOR THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON
  EXTENDS ALSO TO THE REST OF CREATION ... "
  above from "The Ecological Crisis: A Common Responsibility"
  from the Vatican, 8 December 1989 by Pope JOANNES PAULUS II
  note contrast with the Vatican position during a World
  .....
  CHURCHES REMAIN LARGELY SILENT IN REGARDS TO ECOLOGY
  .....
  MORAL IMPUNITY FOR THOSE WHO ANNIHILATE       sug> EXPLOIT
  THE ECOLOGIC INHERITANCE                      sug> PLUNDER
  OF FUTURE GENERATIONS                         sug> NATION
  sc> for complex views of ECOLOGY consult      sug> NOTION
      "Foundations of Ecology
  Classic Papers with Commentaries"
  compiled by Leslie A REAL [#] and James H Brown [#]
  University of Chicago Press 1991
  hx> President John Fitzgerald KENNEDY [#] ADVOCATED
      THAT AMONG THE KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF A GOVERNMENT
  WAS TO HAND DOWN TO FUTURE GENERATIONS AN UNDIMINISHED
  NATURE WITH ITS NATURAL WEALTH AND BEAUTY
  biol> SOME SOURCES INDICATE THAT THE BIOLOGIST E HAECKEL [#]  
        COINED THE TERM ECOLOGY AND POPULARIZED THIS
  UNITARIAN CONCEPT AS AN INHERENT COMPONENT OF THE
  THEORY OF EVOLUTION
  .....
  note PARADOX IN JEWISH CHRISTIAN and MOSLEM RELIGIONS
       " THE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED TO GLORIFY GOD "  vs
       THE REALITY OF THEIR PREACHING REGARDING
       MAN BEING EMPOWERED TO EXPLOIT ALL LIVING CREATURES
  note " WHEN YOU DO THIS TO THE LEAST OF THESE (CREATURES)
         YOU DO THIS TO ME "  attr to JESUS CHRIST
  note  MARXIST VIEW ADOPTED BY COMMUNIST PARTIES
        STRESSED THE GODLY NATURE OF MAN
  note  ECOLOGY IS INCREASINGLY SEEN AS A MORAL ISSUE BUT
        RARELY SO WITHIN CHURCH CIRCLES
  .....
  ply> | CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE OPPOSE CONSERVATIONISTS | 
  lit+ from MARCUS AURELIUS [#] or AURELIAN 
       BOOK III [72]
  " CONSTANTLY REGARD THE UNIVERSE
  AS ONE LIVING BEING
  HAVING ONE SUBSTANCE AND ONE SOUL ..."
  also in BOOK VIII [74]
  " NATURE HAS HAD REGARD IN EVERYTHING
  NO LESS TO THE END THAN TO THE BEGINNING
  AND THE CONTINUANCE "

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