Discussion in 'The big picture' started by Axil, Jul 31, 2014.
Do Permaculture Design principles play a role in social ecology?
Your definition of social ecology sounds like Permaculture to me.
I can easily see the correlation between these statements and "energy flows and exchanges", "guilds", "relationships between the elements", etc. ... all Permaculture design principles.
Sigh…. I miss Ecodharmark. He introduced me to social ecology. I reckon it is possible to discover the same truth at the same time through different pathways and call it the same thing.
Rome's legacy sucks. Before Rome, Northern Europeans were very similar to any other indigenous culture(and according to this, Europeans may share a common ancestral tribe with the Native Americans). We had that stolen from us with nothing given in return outside of a penchant for empire building(we already had roads, medicine, plumbing, farming, coins, etc.). Now we worship a god(and only for ~1000 years at that) that doesn't even come from the same lands as us and whose followers are hell bent on creating yet another empire. Then we had the "better living through chemistry" fallacy of the 1950's, followed by the industrialization of everything from the home kitchen on up. Nobody's happy with carving out a little niche market anymore, they all want to create their own little economic empire. So yes, we as a species have grown very intelligent, but our wisdom is quite lacking, or should I say forgotten. We keep rebooting our civilization and throwing out everything old. Now most people can't even grow a potato or catch a fish.
But back to social ecology, yep, it fits in very nicely with permaculture just not with the worldview that people are essentially dumb asses and need to have their hands held and told what's good for them.
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