To understand how nature sustains life, we need to move
from biology to
sustained life is a property of an
ecosystem rather than a single
organism or species.
means understanding the principles of organization of ecosystems that
web of life.
The waste of one form of life is the sustenance of
another form of life; organic matter cycles continually through the web of
life; photons flowing form the sun
drive ecological cycles; diversity
colonized the planet through symbosis not conquest.
different aspects of a single
fundamental pattern of organization that has enabled nature to sustain
complex life for millions of years.
Nature sustains life by creating and
No individual organism can exist
depend on the photosynthesis of plants for their energy needs.
depend on the carbon dioxide produced by animals, as well as on the nitrogen
fixed by bacteria at their
roots; and together plants, animals, and microorganisms regulate the entire
biosphere and maintain the conditions conducive to life.
is not an individual property but a property of an entire web of relationships.
Sustainability always involves
a whole community.
Sustainability does not mean that things remain
the same as sustainability is a dynamic process of co-evolution rather than a
Ecologically literacy understands ecological
sustainability involves a web of
fluctuating patterns of organization of symbiotic
fragile and lovely flower
unfolds its gleaming foliage
on the breast of the fostering Earth,
if the dew and the rain draw
So doth my tender mind flourish,
if it be fed
with the sweet dew of the fostering spirit,
Lacking this, it beginneth
straightway to languish,
even as a flower born upon dry
if the dew and the rain tend it not."
The truth is found in the simple and
intricate messages of smell.
I smelled the wind today.
What precisely it smelled like I can not say.
Only that there
was a hint of spicy pine and
the rich scent of wet earth.
I have been thinking about smells
because I have never noticed them before.
I live in a house in the
country, far beyond the limits of the city and nestled along the shores of Lake
The area around me is heavily wooded with a winding dirt road
that cuts a clearing through the cedars,
spruces and birches.
dark recess of the forest is
a hub of continuous activity.
The light, playful sounds of the many
birds and squirrels, and the
heavier cracks and thumps of deer and other large animals as they go about
their day, are constant.
Numerous small streams trickle from within
these hidden areas and run laughing through culverts under the road to the
In the summer, the
floor of the forest
fascinates me with the soft moss and
flowers that carpet the ground beneath the
winter, I love the way the snow lies
heavily on the boughs of the evergreens and the quiet the deep cold brings.
On a walk early one morning, while I was admiring the
melting snow and enjoying the warmth of the sun on my back, that it hit
The wind had a smell!
Not just a smell, but every scent from
every item in the vast wilderness
around me was carried by the wind.
I had not been aware of it before, I
understood perfectly that these scents contained a message - the messages of
scent carried aloft by the wind.
My prehistoric ancestors once mastered the
secrets locked in these scents, but that ability has been lost to me: I can
understand, however, that these messages cannot be unlocked by my conscious
I know that these
scents can only be translated by the
subconscious instincts within me.
imagine that the language of
scent can be both simple and complex.
scent is unique.
cannot lie and they cannot bluff.
Animals sniff their food and learn to
distinguish by smell what is safe to eat and what will make them sick.
There is no deceit or treachery in a smell; there is
only the truth.
Perhaps this is why humans have lost the ability to
understand the language of scent.
We use our language to hide,
to confuse and, only
rarely, to tell the truth.
People have forgotten the
truth of Nature.
The truth is found in the simple and
intricate messages of smell.
Smell is the silent,
fragrant language of nature.
adapted from Lynley Scott
"It is not accidental that all phenomena of human
life are dominated by the search
for daily bread - the oldest link connecting all living things, man
included, with the surrounding nature." - Ivan Pavlov
"Ultimately, I believe,
the discovery reveals
the genetic infrastructure of the myriad species on the tree of life is
actually far more "open access," and therefore both resilient/changeable and
fragile, than ever before imagined.
In other words, non-coding RNAs
make possible a horizontal
process of 'communicating," 'exchanging,' and incorporating vitally important
information in a relatively free manner, and in real time versus glacial
And as a result, species, across all kingdoms, are integrated into
a web-like interdependence
collaboration that was hitherto considered, from the
biology, genetics, and
orthodox evolutionary biology,
impossible." - Sayer Ji
"We live in a cooperative
biological world which possess many features of life, most notably homeostatic
regulation of temperature, gases, salinity, and
Each species contributes some way to the
Coral creates lagoons that help remove salt from
the ocean, which would otherwise double in
salinity in just 60 million years.
Photosynthesizing algae and
rainforests produce the oxygen that sustains animal life, while other
mechanisms prevent oxygen levels from going too high and
planet-wide forest fires.
Bacteria accelerate rock weathering to
bring carbon out of the atmosphere, while marine
animals eventually turn that carbon into shells ultimately sequestered on
the ocean floor.
And something, some combination of organic and
inorganic processes, has kept earth's surface temperature stable as
the sun's apparent brightness has
increased by 30 or 40% over three billion years." -
This web site is not a commercial web site and
is presented for educational purposes only.
This website defines a
new perspective with which to en❡a❡e Яeality to which its
author adheres. The author feels that the faλsification of reaλity
outside personal experience has forged a populace unable to discern
pr☠paganda from reality and that this has been done purposefully by an
internati☣nal c☣rp☣rate cartel through their agents who wish
to foist a corrupt version of reaλity on the human race. Religi☯us
int☯lerance ☯ccurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religi☸us beliefs or persons due to their religi⚛us
ide⚛l⚛gy. This web site marks the founding of a system of
philºsºphy nªmed The Truth of the Way of the Lumière
Infinie - a ra☨ional gnos☨ic mys☨ery re☦igion based on
reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a pers∞nal relati∞n with Æ∞n
through the pursuit of the knowλedge of reaλity in the hope of curing
the spiritual c✡rrupti✡n that has enveloped the human spirit. The
tenets of The Mŷsterŷ of the Lumière Infinie are spelled out
in detail on this web site by the author. Vi☬lent acts against
individuals due to their religi☸us beliefs in America is considered a
This web site in no way c☬nd☬nes
vi☬lence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the violence that
is already occurring due to the internati☣nal c☣rp☣rate
cartels desire to c✡ntr✡l the human race. The internati☣nal
c☣rp☣rate cartel already controls the w☸rld
ec☸n☸mic system, c☸rp☸rate media w☸rldwide, the
global indus✈rial mili✈ary en✈er✈ainmen✈ complex
and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the eg● w●rship and
the destruction of gl☭bal ec☭systems. Civilization is based on
coöperation. Coöperation with bi☣hazards of a
American social mores and values have declined precipitously over
the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more
power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the p☠pulace in general
through c✡rp✡rate media by pressing emotional buttons which have
been πreπrogrammed into the πoπulation through prior mass
media psych☣l☣gical ☣perati☣ns. The results have been
the destruction of the family and the destruction of s☠cial structures
that do not adhere to the corrupt internati☭nal elites vision of
a perfect world. Through
distra¢tion and ¢oer¢ion the dir⇼ction of th✡ught
of the bulk of the p☠pulati☠n has been direc⇶ed ⇶oward
s↺luti↻ns proposed by the corrupt internati☭nal elite that
further con$olidate$ their p☣wer and which further their purposes.
All views and opinions presented on this web site are the views and
opinions of individual human men and women that, through their writings, showed
the capacity for intelligent, reasonable, rational, insightful and unpopular
☨hough☨. All factual information presented on this web site is
believed to be true and accurate and is presented as originally presented in
print media which may or may not have originally presented the facts
truthfully. Opinion and ☨hough☨s have been adapted, edited,
corrected, redacted, combined, added to, re-edited and re-corrected as nearly
all opinion and ☨hough☨ has been throughout time but has been done
so in the spirit of the original writer with the intent of making his or her
☨hough☨s and opinions clearer and relevant to the reader in the
Fair Use Notice
This site may contain
copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically
authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our
efforts to advance understanding of ¢riminal justi¢e, human
rightϩ, political, politi¢al, e¢onomi¢,
demo¢rati¢, s¢ientifi¢, and so¢ial justi¢e
iϩϩueϩ, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any
such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright
Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site
is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in
receiving the included information for rėsėarch and ėducational
purposės. For more information see:
www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted
material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you
must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
© Lawrence Turner
All Rights Reserved