07 December 2006

Conservation--Thought for the Day

An interesting practical conundrum always arises when trying to conserve anything: At what point can conservation of natural resources become detrimental to human development? Ecologically, we are aware that everything we do impacts our environment and yet we are a natural consequence of the organic evolution of animal life. Balancing what we need with our supporting planet's needs can become an exercise in tightrope-walking, and too much conservation inarguably results in humans losing mobility and access--regressing our quality of life to an earlier state of cultural development.

Historic conservation has to play a dicier game, mincing designations about what stages and kinds of cultural development are worth preserving. Such conservation essentially provides a 3D record of human history, much like the geological strata of the Grand Canyon describes earth history in rock and minerals. Now Albemarle County has to answer the question: At what point can conservation of historical resources become detrimental to human development?

Article at: County takes over church fight

2 comments:

billemory said...

hey tat- bill emory here. alas, when people move into the 350/mo house they almost never move out.
Ought to be more such rentals in this town provided by people who theoretically care about their fellow hominids. alas. its all about the money.

TL Patten said...

Ah well, I didn't actually expect your house to be available. It's too good a deal, and the landlord is good people. ;-D