Comic Relief? Anti-Environmentalism from George Carlin and the Onion

Comedian and former philosophy major George Carlin takes a biocentric approach to denying human responsibility for stewardship of the planet. Philosophically flawed unless you interpret it, as i do, as a reductio ad absurdum supporting environmental anthropocentricism. Take that, misinterpreters of Aldo Leoplold’s Land Ethic. From the earth’s perspective, our species is short-term and annoying mutation.  If Bible-thumping millinerianist members of congress and other anti-environmentalists had his sense of humor, this blog would be less depressing to read.

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In the same vein, a clip from one of America’s finest sources for hard-hitting journalism:

Planet Earth Doesn’t Know How To Make It

Any Clearer It Wants Everyone To Leave

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About Scott Brophy
Scott Brophy is a philosophy professor whose work is focused on the intersection of philosophy and public policy, especially on environmental issues, law, and education. He has also taught philosophy of science, logic, and the history of philosophy. He has served as a consultant for educational programs and schools throughout the U.S. and abroad, and as an adviser to several philanthropic foundations.

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