Thursday, August 13

Tag: Fungal networks

OUR HUBRIS, THE FRAGILE ECOSYSTEM AND THE MIGHTY POWER OF NATURE
Study of Societies

OUR HUBRIS, THE FRAGILE ECOSYSTEM AND THE MIGHTY POWER OF NATURE

There is no denying that we have a habit of regularly picking fights with nature. Our hubris combined with ignorance emboldens us to challenge the laws of nature. We obtusely cross the Rubicon inviting the unforgiving forces of nature to unleash their power to re-establish the equilibrium once again. In the last hundred years, we have become more parasitic and more careless about our ecosystem. The unabated pace of deforestation globally should be worrying. Alas, we seem to be unconcerned about the consequences as if we are ignorant and blind to the destruction of our planet and our future. Then again, we are not as intelligent as we like to think we are. The proof is that most of the discoveries and inventions we so cherish have been the result of serendipity and not necessarily the resu...