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The Principles of Natural Systems
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The Six Principles of Natural Systems
(2) "Continuation of life depends upon the maintenance of the global bio-geochemical cycles of essential elements, in particlar carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, sulphur and phosphorus."
(3) "The probability of extinction of population or a species is greatest when the density is very high or very low."
(4) "The chance that species have to survive and reproduce is dependent primarily upon one or two factors in the complex web of relations of the organism to its environment."
(5) "Our ability to change the face of the earth increases at a faster rate than our ability to forsee the consequence of such change."
(6)"Living organisms are not means but ends. In addition to their instrumental value to humans and other living organisms, they have an intrinsic worth."
- Bill Mollison ... Intoduction to Permaculture
Also Refer to the Article on Lynn Margulis