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Quote for October 29, 2003

“All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. His instincts prompt him to compete for his place in the community, but his ethics prompt him also to cooperate…The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, animals, or collectively: the land…In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo Sapiens from conqueror of the land to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members, and also a respect for the community as such.” -Aldo Leopold

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