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12 - Ecology and Economy

Economy and ecology are very close together. Economics uses energy to transform nature. You can have a look at the book Economy for Children for a better approach. Nature itself is based on energy and waves as we have just seen.

Eco from economy and ecology means home. Mankind manages his own house in the nature’s house. Ecology inspires other sciences. Economy allows to establish human strategy within ecology. But shouldn’t we observe and philosophize around ecology in order to discover new scientific principles?

The biologist HAECKEL defined ecology in 1866: "The organisms’ relations’ science with the surrounding world, that is, in a broad sense, the science that allows to exist."
An ecosystem constantly recycles every of its elements. It is the same in economics, but not with a unprotected economy, in other words liberal, because recycling is expensive for humans.

Life allows to recycle in nature. The whole lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere is the ecosphere.

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Ecosphere Save this article in PDF (12 - Ecology and Economy)

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Thursday 24 March 2022 by Matthieu Giroux
Biology needs to contextualize our approach without arbitrary shortcuts. Ecosphere is a spatial system that shows that living beings are located in their own environment to interact with fully living world. Biology that took the living out of its environment did not take this into account. For (...)


Time and Nature Save this article in PDF (12 - Ecology and Economy)

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Thursday 24 March 2022 by Matthieu Giroux
We cannot separate nature and its history. Nature grows and adapts over time. Thus, nature has perfected during history. Without thinking about nature’s history, we end up with erroneous results. Human is at nature’s history’s top.


A Complex Causality Save this article in PDF (12 - Ecology and Economy)

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Thursday 24 March 2022 by Matthieu Giroux
Due to the mechanistic paradigm, causality had become extremely naive, simplified and reductive. Natural causality is not linear but circular. It does not oppose finality as we used to say. Nature is regulated and lives using homeostasis. Biology inspires other (...)


Biosphere Save this article in PDF (12 - Ecology and Economy)

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Thursday 24 March 2022 by Matthieu Giroux
Édouard SUESS viewed biosphere as Earth, a living world composed of living animals and plants. Vladimir VERNADSKY repeated this word and added to it that Earth is a living organism. Thus biosphere and biodiversity are one and same. Places’ individuals are same as the body’s cells. Biosphere (...)


Ecology Save this article in PDF (12 - Ecology and Economy)

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Thursday 24 March 2022 by Matthieu Giroux
Ecology holds biology. Biology is limited by its mechanistic paradigm, while ecology encompasses and inspires. Ecology respects a laws’ set that allow it to survive. We must be able to breathe, eat and drink, live in an environment that changes little from when it started. So biosphere follows (...)


Feelings and Society Save this article in PDF (12 - Ecology and Economy)

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Thursday 24 March 2022 by Matthieu Giroux
Knowledge is not purged of emotion. It is when scientist is at his best that his emotions overwhelm him. A feelings’ anesthesia is detrimental to a scientist, for example, when making weapons of mass destruction or when making very dangerous products. It’s about writing down your emotions with a (...)


Understanding and Explaining Save this article in PDF (12 - Ecology and Economy)

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Thursday 24 March 2022 by Matthieu Giroux
We should be wrong to stay in the disciplines’ context we have learned. It is about connecting knowledge with each other to sublimate it. It is about investigating to find possible solutions to problems dued to our disciplines, not forgetting their flaws. The mechanistic paradigm proposed to (...)


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