Sunday, May 29, 2005

Evolutionism, Creationism, and Ecology


The belief in either philosophy -- creationism or evolutionism -- might not be the determining factor that forms a person's respect for the environment, or lack thereof. When we use such terms as "evolutionists" and "creationists," we have already muddied the water. For there are many different sub-types in both groups. Some evolutionists, like some creationists, have tremendous respect for the environment, and some do not.

It seems that the deciding factor is not the underlying biophilosophy at all. The determining factor is greed. The very greedy of both orientations are willing to say, with the current administration, "To hell with the environment and the future. All that counts is the immediate bucks!" They condemn our children, and their children, to a sickening and dangerous ecology for the sake of mere short-term profits.

Is this theoretical? Not at all; it has already happened. In siding with corporations, in "corporate welfare," the gov has acted against the people. As a health-pro, you no doubt have noticed a measurable increase in emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma among the very old and the very young. This is directly due, in part, to the gov's reversal of the laws against too much particulate matter in the air. Similar regressive policies have alarmed environmentalists when it comes to water, earth (soil), and the proliferation of chemical and radioactive toxins. Should only the rich be protected, by isolating themselves in hermetically-sealed buildings? The next time the gov supports panic, and gives out gas-masks, will it be because the air is poisonous?

The immoral greed-mongers and war-mongers are so ecologically illiterate, and myopic, that they are willing to destroy Mother Earth for only a few billion bucks. That sounds like a huge "profit," but when compared with the totality of the future of our, and our children's, planet, it is a microdrop.

We need not waste timenergy arguing over whether a "god" has anything to do with the formation of life. The practical question is, How are we going to be stewards of the biosphere? Are we really stupid enough to reverse decades of sound ecological pollicy for the sake of a few already filthy-rich corporations?

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