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Ed Driscoll

Maximum Nihilism

June 29th, 2009 - 3:34 am

Rand Sindberg explores Flint, Michigan “Without Us”:

It is returning to nature. A nice little photo essay.

There’s a quote from a New Yorker review of the book, The World Without Us:

After thousands of years, the Chunnel, rubber tires, and more than a billion tons of plastic might remain, but eventually a polymer-eating microbe could evolve, and, with the spectacular return of fish and bird populations, the earth might revert to Eden.

Why do I think that the reviewer would look forward to that? Except, of course, he or she wants an Eden without either Adam, or Eve.

Because this sort of maximum nihilism seems to be a recurring theme amongst some elements of the Rousseauvian left. Forget transhumanism — this is sans-humanism.

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