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Wherein we examine “proof by assertion” in order to question key concepts that will prevail throughout the treatise: paradox, fallacy, contradiction, cause, consequence, explanation, nothingness. Nothing about our language groups has yet translated thought into ecologically gentle understanding at the level of a global human population grappling with such terms and ideas. Not unlike the dour and devolving “units of production” implicated in so much of humanity’s destructive behavior, our language-based causes and actions have yet to demonstrate the humility and restraint which a few individuals among our species have managed. This taxa paradox between the one and the many of the same species is a critical minefield which remains entirely unknown in its multiple contradictions and evolutionary pathways.


  • Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza
  • Nirvana Fallacy
  • The Netherlands Fallacy
  • Manure
  • Biomass
  • Sir Thomas More
  • Lotka-Volterra equations
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Tobias, M.C., Morrison, J.G. (2021). Paradoxical Frontiers. In: On the Nature of Ecological Paradox. Springer, Cham.

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