Is Technology Neutral? Stewart Brand vs Winona LaDuke

Environmental Debate Excerpts:

Stewart Brand vs Winona LaDuke

 

Is Technology Neutral? Stewart Brand vs Winona LaDuke

Posted 25 July 2011, by Earth Island Journal TV, YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/user/EarthIslandJournal

Brand explains why he thinks “technology is neutral and the people promoting it are neutral.” Says over-interpreting people’s intentions blinds us to evidence that doesn’t match our agenda. LaDuke counters that what Brand’s promoting is amnesia. She doesn’t agree that everybody comes with “a clear moral history.”


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cco7NpJakIk

The GMO debate: Stewart Brand vs Winona LaDuke

Posted 25 July 2011, by Earth Island Journal TV, YouTube, youtube.com/user/EarthIslandJournal

Environmental thought leaders Stewart Brand and Winona LaDuke debate GM crop. Brand says “a combination of genetic engineering and organic farming really is the future of food.” LaDuke says it’s far more complex. “The reality is that hunger issues have to do with colonisation, lack of access to land, the theft of seeds… and …consumption issues.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKFiJDG4N1A&feature=related

Peter Coyote responds to Brand and LaDuke

Posted 25 July 2011, by Earth Island Journal TV, YouTube, youtube.com/user/EarthIslandJournal

Peter Coyote challenges Stewart Brand’s hypothesis that “we are like gods”, positing instead that human beings are “idiot savants”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfDD6QklxBM&feature=related

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