Earth day research

Document Type:Thesis Proposal

Subject Area:History

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Tribal hunting and gathering grounds were replaced by individual and state property, and finally by huge corporate agglomerations. Systems of kinship and extended family were replaced by patriarchy and male dominance, and by the nuclear family, which quite appropriately finally exploded, self-destructing into atomized individuals. Agriculture was introduced, only to be succeeded eventually by manufacture, heavy industry, and, finally, a complex system of high technology. The specific research question is: What is the legacy of this civilization? What is most important for the research is that it is a legacy of destruction of the earth. The entire process of planetary evolution, with its ecological richness, complexity and diversity, is being reversed. Unexplained disease and die-offs of species give evidence of the weakening integrity of the biosphere.

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