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Unformatted text preview: persisted in reasonable balance with their environments over long periods of time A more sophisticated version of the "human nature" view would thus have to argue that elements of human nature plus additional variables produce (or prevent) environmental problems A logical corollary of this latter view is that environmental problems are a recurrent possibility in any cultural tradition, not just Western or industrial ones This is in direct contrast with "values" explanations, as well as widely held view that non-Western non-urbanized cultures live in harmony with their environment regardless of the adaptive payoffs for doing so (a topic we have just been considering in this course)...
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