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Monologue With Nature

While science is ideally a dialogue with nature, technology is far more a monologue. If technology inquires of nature, it is to better control it. The attitude of inquiry is kept subordinate to the intention to harness physical reality toward fixed goals. The feedback of nature in response does not penetrate to the core of the inquirer, but is deflected and redirected to further advance purposes that remain unquestioned. Communication is one-way, homeostatic.

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