ERIC Number: ED047986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Approaching the Benign Environment, The Franklin Lectures in the Sciences & Humanities, First Series.
Fuller, R. Buckminster; And Others
Three eminent scientists wonder whether man can retain his humanity and ideals--what little may be left of them--in the face of rapid and radical changes being fostered and perhaps imposed by science and its technical applications and misapplications. Fuller's lecture, comprising the bulk of the volume, is a multidisciplinary and provocative warning against man's tendency to overspecialize his species. The three lectures point to the many things that could be done, and done now, to improve the quality of life on this planet, if national and world priorities were reoriented toward the creation of a more benign environment. They emphasize that the alternatives facing man for the future are a benign environment or no environment at all. (Editor/PR)
Descriptors: Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Humanism, Resource Materials, Social Influences, Specialization, Technological Advancement, Technology
University of Alabama Press, University, Alabama 35486 ($6.00)
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Sponsor: John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL.