Earth Day, and Chomsky's big brain | Moment's Notice


Last updated 4/28/2021 at 11:06am

Photo courtesy of Maria Montalvo

Gnome (Noam) Chomsky had something to say about the environmental crisis.

A friend recently noticed my Gnome Chomsky in the backyard – a fabulous little garden creature in the likeness of Noam Chomsky, standing above the spring flowers.

It reminded me that I have not written about Mr. Chomsky since the column entitled, "I ♥ Noam Chomsky," but Earth Day 2021 reminded me that his voice is among my favorites.

Chomsky recently referenced the well-known biologist Ernst Mayr when he said that if we do not act quickly in response to the environmental crisis we are proving that in evolution, "human intelligence is indeed a lethal mutation."

A lethal mutation? Whoa....

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