Extinction

QA191 QUESTION: [1971] Could you say something about the meaning of the big threats to the Earth that man has perpetrated? Possibly the extinction of the whales isn’t far off.

ANSWER: Yes. Connected – deeply connected. Nothing is by itself.

QUESTION: What does it mean that the deaths of these species seem to be about to occur?

ANSWER: The meaning of this is that man has become so alienated from nature, from his innermost nature, from his innermost being, from his feeling self…[Tape ran out]

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