1 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-03 22:16
Man is a denatured animal. We are animals sick with language. And how sometimes we long for a cure. But just shutting up won’t do it. You can’t just wish your way into animality. So it is then, as a matter of consolation, that we watch the animal channels and marvel at a world untamed by language. The animals get us to hear a voice of pure silence. Nostalgia for the fish life. Humanity seems to have been hit by the [Jacques] Cousteau syndrome.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-03 22:27
Animals use plenty of language.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-03 23:04
By silence do you mean non-sentience? Huh?
Jacques Cousteau Syndrome? The oceanographer?
4 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-04 07:16
Is man not an inevitable result of nature?
5 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-04 10:35
inevitable or contingent?
6 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-04 10:36
We submit nature and its savagery retreats to constant surveillance. Where the hell is it anyway, this nature? Science and technology jerry-rigged a gaze that makes of us the new gods of the earth, all seeing and everywhere. From on high in our watchtowers we contemplate creation. And when all is said and done our gaze unveils nothing but our own savagery. A scientific savagery, highly cultural in the end. A whole new genre. Cameras pointed in all directions at every living creature, and for what? For one, it’s to see how it fucks. For it is not only discontent with civilization that has us coveting the animal lot; it’s the inexhaustible mystery of the sex, of la nuit sexuelle where we’ve wandered since the dawn of our kind. All that’s gone pretty bad in society, and it hasn’t been so hot either in our own love lives. At ease in the bedroom, at least from what you hear. Between men and women it’s been pretty messy, the big disorder. Not necessarily unpleasant of course; it’s not war, it’s not some kind of permanent fuck up, it’s rather a kind of mixing up and clearing up, a for whatever it’s worth, come what may, do what you can with what you’ve got. In the end, sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. No set rule, no rhyme or reason. Not at all as it is with animals, where everybody seems to know perfectly well how to do it. How, and with whom, and when. The blessed and the blissful.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-04 10:59
I've waited for a post like this
8 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-04 18:06
Off-world colonies with complete human dominion are the answer to the conundrum of co-existing with nature.
Vacuums and already lifeless worlds do not mind excessive development.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-06 05:29
did you have the philosopher AI write this?
10 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-16 03:59