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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:26 PM

 

Our (humans) natural element is not the woods. It is urban or suburban.

Yes, humans used to be a part of the woods - in our hunter-gatherer days.

Hell, in hunter-gatherer days to have ADHD was a PLUS! But we do not live in those times...

Our natural element is the town, the city or the suburb.

Those on farms are running microtowns.

Anywhere else is not our domain.

It belongs to the animals we haven't displaced.

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Reply Our (humans) natural element is not the woods. It is urban or suburban. (Original post)
Taverner Oct 2012 OP
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #1
loli phabay Oct 2012 #3
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #5
loli phabay Oct 2012 #2
Taverner Oct 2012 #8
hedgehog Oct 2012 #4
tavernier Oct 2012 #6
handmade34 Oct 2012 #7
pipi_k Oct 2012 #9
Taverner Oct 2012 #10
pipi_k Oct 2012 #15
MiddleFingerMom Oct 2012 #11
Tuesday Afternoon Oct 2012 #12
tjwmason Oct 2012 #13
hobbit709 Oct 2012 #14
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #16
Taverner Oct 2012 #17
loli phabay Oct 2012 #18
Arugula Latte Oct 2012 #19

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:35 PM

1. Humans also used to shit in the woods. D'OH! I still do!

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:19 PM

3. who dosent prefer it if given the chance.

 

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:30 PM

5. Reminds me of a line from the movie "Toys" (Robin Williams film)...

 

"We could call it 'Poop in a tub'."

"Who would buy that?"

"Well, we've all done it."

Robin Williams: "This is NOT a shared experience."

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:05 PM

2. i guess you need to go tell the inuits and every other hunter gatherer to move

 

Our habitat is where ever we find ourselves whether its ny or the amazon or the desert.

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:14 PM

8. Oh they are in their own towns

 

Its just that their concept of a town is different than ours...

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:23 PM

4. I share my woods with the critters that live there.

And the deer eat my tulips and the hawks take my hens. Humans are animals too, we just need to learn how to get along with nature instead of dominating it.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:37 PM

6. I live on a boat in the ocean.

I try not to displace my neighbors, except for an occasional lobster or a net full of shrimp. I prefer to feed the fish, rather than eat them. They really love garlic chicken wings. I enjoy the dolphin, except on the nights when they keep me awake, noisily herding mullet into my harbor. Then we sometimes argue, me banging pots and pans together, hollering that they have to leave now so that I can get up in the morning and go to work. They don't really listen. I am greatly amused by the manatee, always good for a giggle... they are natural clowns... except when they nibble the green algae on the bottom of my boat, causing my vessel to nearly capsize, and rattling every dish in my galley.

I like my domain. The sunsets are pretty amazing as well.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:38 PM

7. we are a diverse lot...

I am more at home in the woods than any place... this is my backyard



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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:27 PM

9. I am

an animal at heart and hate the city and don't really care that much for suburbia, either.

My yard in the woods is a certified Wildlife Sanctuary...got a sign and everything!

I share my yard with whatever critters care to wander through or live here.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:26 PM

10. do you have running water?

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:37 AM

15. Just barely...

ha ha

But anyway, yes, I do.

The first couple of years it was from a spring house piped down the hill through a hose leading to the cellar to a holding tank.

Now that line goes to the smaller of my two ponds and I have a well.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:33 AM

11. There are LOTS of people living in the woods, or the desert, or the jungle...

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It is still within our repertoire of "natural elements"... biggest difference probably
being that we are no longer at the top of the food chain out there.
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(former deep-woods dweller)
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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:15 AM

12. I beg to differ. You are thinking like a Square in a Round World --

New Mexico residents are trying to a break free from Los Alamos’ nuclear legacy by creating more environmentally sound ways of living. At the forefront of this struggle is renegade architect Michael Reynolds, creator of radically sustainable living options through a process called "Earthship Biotecture." Reynolds’ solar homes are created from natural and recycled materials, including aluminum cans, plastic bottles and used tires. These off-the-grid homes minimize their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels by harnessing their energy from the sun and wind turbines. In Taos, New Mexico, Reynolds gives us a tour of one of the sustainable-living homes he created.

more at link:
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/11/earthship_biotecture_renegade_new_mexico_architects

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:35 AM

13. Channelling some Aristotle?

This is what he meant by the (badly translated) line "human are by nature political animals".

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:42 AM

14. Actually we evolved in the wide open spaces of the savannah.

We came out of the trees because climate change was reducing the forests.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:18 AM

16. The city is man's greatest invention.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:47 PM

17. agreed nt

 

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:01 PM

18. only beacause it keeps the city folks out of the country :)

 

We may be social animals but living like battery hens is not my idea of living but im glad that others like it.

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Response to loli phabay (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:33 PM

19. No, it keeps the country folks out of the city.

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