Four hundred years ago |

Four hundred years ago

Four hundred years ago, when Galileo invited the priests to observe for themselves in his telescope the moons orbiting Jupiter, they declared they “could see nothing.” Their view was perfectly obstructed by millennia-old competing beliefs about heavenly motions.

Property rights patrons today gazing lovingly upon their holdings, also see nothing – except dollars to be made therefrom, for themselves.

Bruce Conklin has a very different vision, focused on not just “business, property, and resource owners,” but on all members of our community: on the needs of seniors, children, families, libraries, wildlife. And on “the environment itself, on which all life depends.”

Edith Lufkin

Nevada City

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