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But even in the much-publicized rebellion of the young against the materialism of the affluent society, the consumer mentality is too often still intact: the standards of behavior are still those of kind and quantity, the security sought is still the security of numbers, and the chief motive is still the consumer’s anxiety that he is missing out on what is ‘in’. In this state of total consumerism – which is to say a state of helpless dependence on things and services and ideas and motives that we have forgotten how to provide ourselves – all meaningful contact between ourselves and the earth is broken. We do not understand the earth in terms either of what it offers us or of what it requires of us, and I think it is the rule that people inevitably destroy what they do not understand. Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
What if extraterrestrial beings came to Earth tomorrow? Would they signal a new age of peace and prosperity, or trigger a war of the worlds? Ancient Aliens s1e6: The Return, History 2009
The ancients believed the Earth itself as a living deity that must not be contaminated by the evil touch of a wrongdoer. Ancient Discoveries: Rituals of Death, History 2009
The planet you lived on was commissioned, paid for and run by mice. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 2005 starring Martin Freeman & Sam Rockwell & Mos Def & Zooey Deschanel & Bill Nighy & Warwick Davis & Anna Chanchellor & John Malkovich & Kelly Macdonald et al, director Garth Jennings
Earth: before the war. New York: before I was born. The place I’ve only seen pictures of. Oblivion 2013 starring Tom Cruise & Morgan Freeman & Olga Kurylenko & Andrea Riseborough & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Melisa Leo & Zoe Bell et al, director John Kosinski, opening scene
Without the Moon, the Earth was thrown into chaos. ibid.
An abysmal place – Earth ... Now it’s just mind-numbingly dull. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s1e7: Q-Less, Q
Earth’s nothing more than a rotating ball of water. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s7e26: What You Leave Behind ***** Quark
Electric fields are generated by moving current. And the Earth is one big moving current. The Earth spins and the interior of the Earth is molten, liquid. Professor Laura Danly, Griffith Observatory
The Earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time ... Global warming is now large enough that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence the cause and effect of the relationship to the Greenhouse Effect ... The Greenhouse Effect is already large enough to begin to affect the probability of extreme events such as thermal heat waves. Professor James Hansen, evidence to Congressional Inquiry 1988
There’s a need for harmony between Man and Earth. I think we’ve really screwing up that harmony by dumping garbage in the sea and air pollution and all that stuff. And the sun is very important. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child
You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There’s been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multi-cellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away – all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park
My world, my Earth is a ruin. A planet spoiled by the human species. We multiplied and fought and gobbled until there was nothing left, and then we died. We controlled neither appetite nor violence; we did not adapt. We destroyed ourselves. But we destroyed the world first. Ursula K Le Guin, The Dispossessed
The Earth can accommodate so much consumption, and you might have ten billion people at one level of living, and a billion people at a more comfortable level of living. So carrying capacity is a very flexible idea – you simply divide the total productivity of the Earth by the number of people and that gives you some idea of the number of people the Earth can support. Professor William Rees, University of British Colombia
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. Genesis 1:1&3&5
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof;
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? Job 34:4-13
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Psalms 24:1
And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. Isaiah 24:18-20
I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. Isaiah 45:12
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. Jeremiah 10:12
My son, from heaven all this will come upon the earth, and upon the earth there will be great destruction. Enoch 4:83
For the earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof. I Corinthians 10:26
He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth. Then turned He to the heaven, and fashioned it as seven heavens. And He is knower of all things. Koran 2:29
Allah it is Who raised up the heavens without visible supports, then mounted the Throne, and compelled the sun and the moon to be of service, each runneth unto an appointed term; He ordereth the course; He detaileth the revelations, that haply ye may be certain of the meeting with your Lord.
And He it is Who spread out the earth and placed therein firm hills and flowing streams, and of all fruits He placed therein two spouses (male and female). He covereth the night with the day. Lo! herein verily are portents for people who take thought.