Example #462
Example*
What is given as example?
Schreikranich (Vogel), Wildtruthuhn
Denotation/Meaning*
What is the example associated with? What does it stand for?
vom Aussterben bedrohte Art
Marker
How is the example indicated? ('e.g.', 'for instance', paranthesis etc.)
such as
Quotation*
Passage in the text; without quotationmarks.

The environmentalist sees the almost certain extinction of a species such as the Whooping Crane (Grus americana) or wild American Turkey (Mealeagris gallopavo) as the sole responsibility of human folly that many environmentalists believe could be corrected through moral effort. Extinctions are seen as examples of contemporary decay and degradation of an environment that is presumed to have been better in the past. If humans do not reverse their decadent or thoughtless trend, it is said, and act more responsibly, this environmental decay will lead to an unnatural cataclysm. Because our species is playing a part in the coming extinctions of many wild forms, we humans tend to think that we are the sole cause of such extinctions and must be acting voluntarily. And so, obsessed with guilt rather than struggling to understand, we imagine that extinctions-to-come will soon mean the death of Nature, rather than a rebalancing of the prevailing situation.

Cited from*
The publication (book, article etc.) the text is taken from
Raymond P. Coppinger und Charles Kay Smith. „The Domestication of Evolution“. In: Environmental Conservation 10.4 (Winter 1983), S. 283–292
Page
Number of page without ''p.''.
283
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Content

Beispielstreit Artensterben

Die Stelle gibt zum einen einen Hinweis darauf, welch zentraler epistemologischer Status dem Beispiel in der Umwelt-Biologie und in der Evolutionstheorie zukommt. Zum ande

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Christian Lück, 2011 4 23 21:50:26