Letter: Ideas cost the Earth (1)

March 9, 2001

Fred Pearce's review of Vandana Shiva's Tomorrow's Diversity and Norman Moss's Managing the Planet (Books, THES, March 2) seemed to be little more than a Baconian reinforcement. Applauding Moss's ludicrous assertion that we are apart from nature, Pearce suggests that "by taming nature, we may find a way to live with her (sic)". Cringe-making stuff. Shiva, who is "ultimately crackers" and "emotional", will have to be tamed in the process, no doubt.

Barry Kew
Turriff, Aberdeenshire

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