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10080_051310_68 - Creation myth World was created for us to...

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Creation myth World was created for us to use as we want; we were meant to rule it World was in chaos and we tried to make it order Environmental consequence: o We are extracting a lot of resources that is going to lead to the destruction of the environment o Van der Elst environmental collapse (human behavior today is destroying the environment in which we live) Is this a credible argument? o Flaw: at the same time, we are always pushing to conserve and protect the environment. In book, we are only described as plummeting down Leavers/takers Leavers o Hunter-gatherers o Take what they need to survive and then leave the rest o They live within the laws of competition o More compatible with the environment; doing minimal damage Takers o Farmers and after (industrial revolution) Differences in two (leavers and takers) o Subsistence o Creation myth applies to takers they see themselves as the center of the world Laws The law of gravity o Compares this to a person who is hang-gliding
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