March 17, 2011


The so highly acclaimed “dominion of man over nature” turned out to be merely an enormous capability to kill.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 474


  1. The original Spanish is:

    El tan decantado “dominio del hombre sobre la naturaleza” resultó ser meramente una inmensa capacidad homicida.

  2. I am not sure what the source of the phrase "dominion of man over nature" is. It certainly is similar to Descartes' remark (Discourse on Method, part 6) that the goal of his philosophy was to make men the "masters and possessors of nature."