Gus diZerega writes: "Perhaps alone among all creatures we have the
capacity, so little used, to care for that which is of no possible utility
And it's a good thing we do. Perhaps to counterbalance another "capacity"
we have, which is to think so much in terms of the "utility" that other
creatures have for us. We must develop this little used capacity to care
for what has, seemingly, no utility. In fact, it is perhaps our
realization that we are so dependent on the ecosystem that frightens us
and drives us to pretend all is under our control. Paula.