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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nothing new under the sun

"For one species to mourn the death of another is a new thing under the sun. 
The Cro-Magnon who slew the last mammoth thought only of steaks. 
The sportsman who shot the last [Passenger] pigeon thought only of his prowess. 
The sailor who clubbed the last auk thought of nothing at all."
- Aldo Leopold

Maybe Aldo spoke too soon. Maybe, when there's money to be made, there's nothing new under the sun.

 (This image is from this article in the Huffington Post)

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