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The Archdruid Report has a nice word for these times: Biophobia.
... that's biophobia: the pervasive fear and hatred of biological existence that forms the usually unmentioned foundation for so much of contemporary culture.

Does that seem too strong a claim to you, dear reader? I encourage you to consider your own attitudes toward your own biological life, that normal and healthy process of ripening toward mortality in which you're engaged right now. Life in that sense is not a nice clean abstract existence It's a wet and sloppy reality of blood, mucus, urine, feces, and other sticky substances, proceeding all the way from the mess in which each of us is born to the mess in which most of us will die. It's about change, growth and decay, and death -- especially about death. Death isn't the opposite of life, any more than birth is; it's the natural completion and fulfillment of the process of being alive, and it's something that people in a great many other cultures have been able to meet calmly, even joyfully, as a matter of course. Our terror of death is a good measure of our terror of life.

There is no need for nanny Nature, right?
by das monde on Tue Nov 12th, 2013 at 10:00:12 AM EST

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