What you can expect to gain from this site -
Human Ecology is not a content discipline, it is about learning ways to interact with people and the environment. So here you can develop a set of competencies which can be the basis of a new way of being, a way which is beyond self-importance and is accepting of all life. What is needed now is a way to get along with one another and a means to regain a viable, enduring sense of community and belonging.
Comes from the ancient Greek word 'ecos' which meant 'home'.
Ecology is the science which deals with the relationships between organisms and their environments. In this case our relationship with one another and the world.
Human Ecology is a Unifying Science of the Future, a Science of Relatedness and Inter-connectedness.
While the communications revolution gets all the press there is a quieter, far more profound revolution occurring. It is a growing awakening to the reality that all life is intimately inter-related, like an Indra's Web if you will. This applies not just to physical systems but also to a systematically interdependent global community. Thus it is timely that we collectively find our way to living safely, securely and without fear in our home. Home, throughout this site, means the earth for we are inseparable from our natural environment.
Western mankind has felt separate from nature or natural environment and due to insecurity has sought to subdue nature, to rule it, to force it to bend to his will. To Western mankind all but a few higher animals are just objects, lifeless and thus to be exploited without much thought. The earth itself was thought of as a lifeless rock in space. With these attitudes it is not surprising that mankind became afraid of nature; and seeing the world as hostile, had to conquer - nature, space, mountains, deserts, the insects, bacteria and anything not understood. Yet he could have spent the same amount of effort in learning to co-operate with living systems.
Order Out Of Chaos .....
..............................Water- an Allegory