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LHX
06-11-2006, 04:18 PM
What is the difference between a city and a desert?

Cities have become barren. Whenever anything tries to grow through the concrete, it gets killed.

How have we become a civilization that wants to live in a place where nothing grows?

Aqueous Moon
06-11-2006, 05:07 PM
I guess because we don't have to grow anything anymore....we just go to the supermarkets.

Everything can be bought. We can even buy "organic".

But....this ain't such a good thing, as we have now come to see.

HotSauce
06-11-2006, 06:02 PM
When I do get my own house I plan on putting a greenhouse up in the back. I don't see why this couldn't be encouraged on a very broad level. As some one who grew up in a small town and now living in a good sized city, I'd take the city any day. Culturely, they're much more significant than backwoods holes in the ground.

Frontal Lobotomy
06-11-2006, 08:25 PM
The concrete surrounding and token greenery, sounds a lot like a cemetery really.

CherChezLaMarauder
06-11-2006, 09:17 PM
Indeed, Eric. I have a knack for plants and my gren thumb is impecible. I love plants and I truly believe it brings life literally and figuratively to wherever they dwell.

LHX
06-11-2006, 10:23 PM
If I had it my way, I would live in a garden.

Why the fuck would a person want to live in and on rocks?

The nonsense just does not end.

Koolish
06-11-2006, 10:34 PM
"Human beings are a virus, a cancer of this planet."
-Agent Smith, The Matrix

denaturat
06-12-2006, 01:14 AM
a city is a nexus for good and bad things.

denaturat
06-12-2006, 01:16 AM
What is the difference between a city and a desert?

Cities have become barren. Whenever anything tries to grow through the concrete, it gets killed.

How have we become a civilization that wants to live in a place where nothing grows?

are you in the same city as I? You should come by my area, its a city in the park.

HotSauce
06-12-2006, 01:21 AM
Why the fuck would a person want to live in and on rocks?
http://www.travellady.com/Issues/March04/Images/Tulum-El%20Castillo3.jpg


http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~bake302/Montezuma1.jpg
The practice goes back further than you may initially recall

HotSauce
06-12-2006, 01:23 AM
If everyone moved outta the city don't you think that the city would just end up somewhere else? People seek each other out naturally and there's only so much space.

TeknicelStylez
06-12-2006, 04:01 AM
"Human beings are a virus, a cancer of this planet."
-Agent Smith, The Matrix

Go bang yourself out than

I hate it when people make stupid remarks like that

iniquity
06-12-2006, 05:02 AM
We've been at war with nature so long that we fear it ...

Prince Rai
06-12-2006, 06:08 AM
do we learn more about our human side in nature as opposed to the big cities etc?

LHX
06-12-2006, 07:39 AM
http://www.travellady.com/Issues/March04/Images/Tulum-El%20Castillo3.jpg


http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/%7Ebake302/Montezuma1.jpg
The practice goes back further than you may initially recall

I'm not saying the problem didn't start a long time ago.

LHX
06-12-2006, 07:41 AM
are you in the same city as I? You should come by my area, its a city in the park.

Is wildlife thriving in High Park?

Do you think there are a lot of people who would start construction there at the earliest opportunity?

LHX
06-12-2006, 07:42 AM
If everyone moved outta the city don't you think that the city would just end up somewhere else? People seek each other out naturally and there's only so much space.

I don't see how cement and metal have anything to do with people living in a community.

LHX
06-12-2006, 07:44 AM
do we learn more about our human side in nature as opposed to the big cities etc?

Probably not.

Different lessons, perhaps.

HotSauce
06-12-2006, 08:29 AM
Have you ever lived in a lightly populated area? It's easier to tell which side of the lawn is greener when you've stood on both sides.

TeknicelStylez
06-12-2006, 04:19 PM
Perhaps in like, another country, but I could imagine the rural areas in America are shit holes...

HotSauce
06-12-2006, 04:40 PM
I can assure you Tek that a lot of them are indeed shit holes.

s_ivy
06-12-2006, 04:52 PM
answering this question will ultimately lead to whether cities are good or bad..... which is just a stupid question. cuz anyone can support the fact that cities are good because it is where things are manufactured and make it possible to easen the lives of many. and some could say cities are jacked up because they destroy the natural form of the environment and from it build something of their own form, which is of complex and formulaic structure that in many ways, make difficult the lives of other organisms aka animals.

ShaDynasty
06-12-2006, 05:00 PM
i read somewhere that in the next 30 years 40% of the human population will be livin in cities

Koolish
06-12-2006, 05:30 PM
Go bang yourself out than

I hate it when people make stupid remarks like that
did i say i agreed with the statement? i didn't!? then why are you saying i do! strange...

ever wonder if people might just state something to add to a discussion?

Os3y3ris
06-13-2006, 12:38 AM
I don't see cities as wastelands. How can it be a wasteland if its inhabited? Many things build habitats, some more dominant than others. Its fine.