Ego or Eco?


Thanks to the excellent blog ConservationBytes for sharing this eye-catching cartoon (original artist unknown)….


The simple graphic suggests that questioning our prejudices about our place in the biosphere might help us to interact with it less disastrously.  I also like the way it echoes the fact that simple “food chain” depictions of ecosystems, though useful as illustrative aids, can only represent a one-dimensional understanding of the myriad complex interactions between organisms which actually occur.  There is still a huge amount to discover about the subtleties of ecosystem function and the remarkable mysteries of the natural world – in many ways we still understand very little.

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”   Eden Phillpotts

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Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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7 Responses to Ego or Eco?

  1. masercot says:

    Some of us were expecting Umberto Eco…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rick Reynolds says:

    Nope can’t get that one

    Liked by 1 person

  3. revruss1220 says:

    Spot on! I love it.

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