We have not yet learned to ask,before undertaking a vast project, what does it cost the earth?

One thing it costs is wildness; and wildness itself, we are just perceiving, holds answers to questions man has not yet learned how to ask. In obliterating wilderness, the physicist J.H. Rush points out, man repudiates the evolutionary force that put him on this planet and in a deeply terrifying sense is on his own.

 

DAVID R. BROWER

 

 

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