Earth Rights

The Class of Prof.Bluebell

The Class of Prof.Bluebell

(Professor Bluebell’s Lesson Sample)

1st Term- Subject: Earth Rights Manifesto and Human Responsibilities- First Chapter

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“This Manifesto is Earth-centered. It is precisely ecocentric, meaning home-centered, rather than biocentric, meaning organism-centered. Its aim is to extend and deepen people’s understanding of the primary life-giving and life-sustaining values of Planet Earth, the Ecosphere. The Manifesto consists of six Core Principles that state the rationale, plus five derivative Action Principles outlining humanity’s duties to Earth and to the geographic ecosystems Earth comprises. It is offered as a guide to ethical thinking, conduct and social policy.

 

Over the last century advances have been made in scientific, philosophical and religious attitudes to non-human Nature. We commend the efforts of those whose sensitivity to a deteriorating Earth has turned their vision outward, to recognition of the values of the lands, the oceans, animals, plants and other creatures. And yet, for lack of a common ecocentric philosophy, much of this goodwill has been scattered in a hundred different directions. It has been neutralized and rendered ineffective by the one, deep, taken-for-granted cultural belief that assigns first value to Homo sapiens sapiens and then, sequentially, to other organisms according to their relatedness to the primary one.

 

The recent insight that Earth, the Ecosphere, is an object of supreme value has emerged from cosmologic studies, the Gaia hypothesis, pictures of Earth from space, and especially ecological understanding. The central ecological reality for organisms – 25 million or so species – is that all are Earthlings. None would exist without planet Earth. The mystery and miracle called life is inseparable from Earth’s evolutionary history, its composition and processes. Therefore, ethical priority moves beyond humanity to its inclusive Earth home. The Manifesto maps what we believe is an essential step toward a sustainable Earth-human relationship.”

Books

Books

 

Other study books are displayed on the shelves of The Little Forest such as:

– “The Official Manual for Beetle Driving” by Wally Snailshell

– “ABC of Flower Inhabitants” by Lady Daisy Sunflower

– “Mushrooms” by Dr. Grasshopper

– “Willow Twig Fences” by Herbert Mugwort

– “The Art of Nectar Painting” by Priscilla Toadwart

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~ by soulportrait on October 19, 2008.

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