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Buckminster Fuller's wisdom

 
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Food for thought.... I believe that Permaculture is in there somewhere :)

“Only the free-wheeling artist-explorer, nonacademic, scientist-philosopher, mechanic, economist-poet who has never waited for patron-starting and accrediting of his coordinate capabilities holds the prime initiative today. If man is to continue as a successful pattern-complex function in universal evolution, it will be because the next decades will have witnessed the artist-scientist’s spontaneous seizure of the prime design responsibility and his successful conversion of the total capability of tool-augmented man from killingry to advanced livingry—adequate for all humanity.”

- R. Buckminster Fuller
 
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I'm a bucky fan from way back, and yes, I think the very essence of the quote anticipates/predicts there must be a permaculture revolution coming, and it will be brought about by free thinkers not under the control of the status quo
 
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While investigating Bucky on you tube I found this interesting definition of design -
from 1974 at about the 6 minute mark-This is a pretty clear definition of productive/permanent design based on arrangement/ interraction of eternal principles devised by our temporal mind-before Permaculture existed

Bill makes a big deal in one of his early classes about there being no definition of design except for incremental design, but he missed this Fuller interview.

This doesn't take anything away from Bill's extensive knowledge of natural systems and his hard work of actually utilizing the principles and starting us down the path of ethical design, it is simply an early definition of the word design.

 
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