In response to critics who question the logic of bringing back extinct species in a world potentially unprepared to host them, Brand, founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, counters that it's our job to try to fix "the hole in nature" we created.
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WEC stands for Whole Earth Catalog
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Rifling on the opening epigram of the once-iconic Whole Earth Catalog ("We are as gods and might as well get good at it"), an erstwhile British environmentalist, Mark Lynas, has gone so far as to write a book, The God Species, that makes humans into Olympians.
Interest in Marshall McLuhan had been dormant for nearly twenty years when the Whole Earth Catalog inspired/staffed Wired Magazine published its first issue in January 1993, with McLuhan declared as its "Patron Saint.
The worst you can have is Three Mile Island, which was pretty negligible," said Stewart Brand, who founded the hippie-staple Whole Earth Catalog in the 1960s and, with Moore, is a former orthodox environmentalist now supporting nuclear power.
Stewart Brand, creator and publisher of The Whole Earth Catalog, has said, "Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.
The Whole Earth Catalog (1968) of this new movement is a 2004 book by Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig titled Free Culture, which concludes that, in general, copyright restrictions dampen creativity.
Turner also seeks to establish the links that connect these key texts; for example, one of the many historical threads traces from the Whole Earth Catalog of the 1960s to the early years of Wired magazine in the 1990s.
Longman has been finding a receptive audience for this message, delivered in his book, in articles in Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs, and in lectures he delivers at such locations as the Long Now Foundation (which includes Whole Earth Catalog author Stewart Brand and musician Brian Eno as founding board members).