Are we listening to the ominous?

...The idea that the nature can speak back and we need to listen is likely to raise some questions. The proposition is objectionable to the modern mind. In our modern mentality, the thought that the microbes or nature for that matter can have consciousness is senseless. But not for French philosopher Bruno Latour who in his book titled We Have Never Been Modern (1993) suggested that the division modernity makes between nature and society is a rather recent one in human history.

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