Humanity Against Nature

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  • Book: Frans Verleyen. Op de Rand van een Vulkaan. Gesprekken met Gerard Bodifee.



Michel Bauwens, 2004:

Frans Verleyen is a scientific journalist and cultural commentator in the Flanders, Belgium, talking here with Bodifee, a scientist who calls himself a 'rational mystic', for whom science does not have all the answers and who insists that the cosmos needs a creating and loving God.

More interestingly, he clearly deliniates himself from the 'green limits to growth' theories. He claims that humanity's evolution is by its very essence, not only transcendent towards its own biological nature, but also 'against nature'. Human culture and ethics can only grow against the state of nature, by disturbing it.