[thechat] George W: another smooth move...

Drew Shiel ashiel at sportsinteraction.com
Tue Oct 1 09:31:01 CDT 2002

At 10:24 01/10/2002 -0400, deke wrote:
>On 30 Sep 2002 at 14:41, Erika Meyer posted a message which said:
> > "The man chosen to head the Bush administration's wildfire prevention
> > program doubts the existence of ecosystems and says it would not be a
> > crisis if the nation's threatened and endangered species became
> > extinct."
>Fitzsimmons says ecosystems exist only in the human imagination and
>cannot be delineated. I have to agree with that - there is *one*

   Nevertheless, you can refer to the ecosystem of a given place, and still
make sense. And yes, an ecosystem is a model, not an object like a rock,
but to say that there's no interdependency between different species is,
well, nonsense.

>I think the biggest problem here is not wildfire but illiteracy.

   That doesn't help, admittedly.


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