Monday, March 7, 2011

Lost Instinct

"As any earthquake survivor can tell you, disjunctions can be hazardous to your health.  And indeed, every day brings more evidence of the dangers of disconnection.  In the wake of the Tsunami of 2004, Sri Lankan wildlife officials were stunned to discover that all of the animals at the Yala National Park had survived.  Park workers and tourists perished as floodwaters surged through the refuge but the animals evidently sensed the danger in advance and retreated in time.  Accustomed to scanning the newspaper or the television rather than the skies, modern men and women do need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.  Like the park rangers of Sri Lanka, even people who are relatively more attuned to the natural world have lost their animal ability to sense and respond appropriately to impending natural disasters."

- Pattrice Jones, Igniting a Revolution

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