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Wilderness... We scarcely know what we mean by the
term, but the sound of it draws all whose nerves and emotions have not
yet been irreparably stunned, deadened, numbed by the caterwauling of
commerce, the sweating scramble for profit and domination.
are now entering the Forest, perhaps the wildest part of Wild
Ideas. Ecology and environmental issues are the focus here,
particularly the defence of wilderness as both concept
and place (to quote the masthead of Wild Earth magazine),
deep ecology, biodiversity, conservation biology, bioregionalism, ecophilosophy
and environmental ethics.
The Forest can be viewed as a stand-alone site, but as mentioned above,
it is also part of a larger entity called Wild Ideas, which is an online
exploration of the Wild in all its forms, not only the familiar sense
of wilderness and wild nature that is explored here, but also looser
interpretations in the contexts of spirituality, sexuality, politics
But while the other strands in Wild Ideas are certainly important, and some
have come to hold more content than this one, the Forest remains, in
some senses, the heart of the site, for environmental issues and wilderness
protection were the original raison dêtre of the
site when it first took shape in the RainForest area of GeoCities, lo
these many years ago...
Regarding navigation, the menu at the top, just below the title graphic
lists the main areas of Wild Ideas. The menu at left lists the main areas
of the Forest. Enjoy!
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