April 4, 2014

Environmental Responsibility

I saw a bunch of stuff about Jane Goodall's birthday yesterday and paid it no mind. Then I read this.

The message links to this quotation. >With language we can ask, as can no other living beings, those questions about who we are and why we are here. And this highly developed intellect means, surely, that we have a responsibility toward the other life-forms of our planet whose continued existence is threatened by the thoughtless behavior of our own human species ā€” quite regardless of whether or not we believe in God. Indeed, those who acknowledge no God, but are convinced that we are in this world as an evolutionary accident, may be more active in environmental responsibility ā€” for if there is no God, then, obviously, it is entirely up to us to put things right.

Pause-giver indeed.