“The hubris of humans is thinking that we’re smarter than nature, right? And thinking that all this technology is going to save us. None of this technology will save us unless it’s invested in the natural systems.”
Paul suggests that we could not only learn a lot from studying nature more closely, we could benefit from emulating the inter-connected way that species in the natural world survive. Consequently, we need to reframe our scientific understanding of how the world operates beyond the human sphere.
“I want to redefine Darwinian theory. It is not the survival of the fittest. Is the extension of generosity of surplus to other members in the ecological community to build biodiversity. So it’s not the individual that survives, it’s the community that cooperates that survives.” Paul Stamets
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