[Taxacom] when is a common species critically endangered?

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Tue Jun 26 21:46:27 CDT 2012

That is an incredibly naive question!! :)
Semantically, it makes no sense! The humans vs. nature distinction is just that, a distinction between humans and nature (artificial vs. natural, etc.) So it is a semantic nonsense to claim that humans are part of nature! What you really mean, though, is something different, more like "humans and nature are together parts of a unified system" (which we don't really have a good name for, except perhaps "reality"), or something like "humans and nature are intimately mutually dependent", but I think we all know that already from natural disasters and the like ...

From: Mark Wilden <mark at mwilden.com>
To: TAXACOM <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> 
Sent: Wednesday, 27 June 2012 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] when is a common species critically endangered?

This is no doubt an incredibly naive question, but how long will it
take before humans and their artifacts are considered part of


Mark Wilden
Web Applications Developer
California Academy of Sciences


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