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Meredith Thomas Philosophy 211 April 21, 2010 Position Paper 5 “Let the Earth Bring Forth” (Genesis 1) In Feeding people versus Saving Nature , Holmes Rolston addresses the issue of abandoning natural values to solve the problem of world hunger. Rolston argues that feeding people is humane, but that we should not devote all of our time towards as it would paralyze civilization. He also contends that nature should not be sacrificed as a solution, because it is our life support system and will eventually be destroyed. I argue that Rolston’s contentions are correct; we should seek solutions that will benefit both humans and nature. One might object that Rolston’s reasoning for saving nature is killing the human race. Saving nature is thereby preventing harvesting, hunting, or development by those who need to produce of that land to put food in their mouths. Everyone has a right to life and by fencing out the poor and hungry from undeveloped land is choosing that they will die. An example used in Rolston’s defense is the border that the United States puts up to keep unfortunate nations out. It
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course PHIL 112 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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