Photo Sunday: Returning to Nature

Photo Sunday: Returning to Nature September 6, 2015

ReturningToNature01Small

ReturningToNature02Small

ReturningToNature03Small

In spite of all the damage we’ve done, our impact on the earth is more evanescent than you might imagine. I’m fascinated by books like Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us or Jonathan Waldman’s Rust: The Longest War, which describe how all the artifacts of our civilization would dissolve and disappear without human beings to maintain them. Here’s a case in point: a long-abandoned pickup truck, left to peacefully rust and rejoin nature, in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Note how the wheels are sinking into the ground, something that Charles Darwin discovered the reason for.

"Well, if you can't get out of it, take them too I guess. The plot ..."

The Inquisition and Witch Hunts
"The killing would be part of how they get into power."

The Inquisition and Witch Hunts
"And when it is said to them, “Do not make trouble on earth,” they say, ..."

Dystopia Journal #27: Horror in New ..."
"Jacinda Ardern just announced New Zealand will ban semi-automatics and assault rifles. We in Trump's ..."

Dystopia Journal #27: Horror in New ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Nonreligious
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment