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Hi. My name is George and I am currently studying math and biology at the University of Toronto. I have been lurking here for a while reading stuff (and even giving Peter the odd bit of tech support) and I am finally getting around to introducing myself here so I can post. "civilized" life has never made sense to me and I have always been drawn towards the wild places and to the old ways of living. For many years I have had a dream of escaping into the woods and living off the land in a traditional way.
Recently, my studies have disconnected me even more from civilization, answering some of my questions and bringing up new ones. I found out (with proof) that "civilization" really does have a foundation of lies and oppression and, barring time going into reverse or the laws of physics changing on us, that it will kill us all if it keeps going to the bitter end. Seeing this gave me a choice: either forget all about math and science, rewild, or lose my mind (a fate which has claimed the lives of many mathematicians who did not have the opportunity to rewild). I chose to start rewilding.
So far on my journey, I have been learning a lot, both trying to understand my current situation, the current state of the world, how we got here and what might happen next; and trying to learn how to escape and live outside of civilization. So far, that knowledge has consisted of not only a lot of math and science, but knowledge of the language culture, and ways of life of the Anishinaabe (the local indigenous people in my area) as well.
As well as learning, I have been trying to share my knowledge. I have introduces quite a few members of my department to the "nonsense" behind civilization and some of them have started on their own rewilding journeys. Eventually, I hope to find enough people to start a regular rewild camp here in Toronto.
I hope to post here often, but in the meantime, if you want to explain to a mathematician that civilization doesn't have much of the future, try showing them the bit in blue, It convinced my TA last year.
See you guys soon.
Why rewild the world?
A: "contents of planet (including life)"
K: "the sun's light"
P = Î¼(K - dA/dt): "production"
G = d log P/dt: "growth"
G>0: "our civilized economy"
â‡’ A â†’ -âˆž
â‡’ âˆƒ t s.t. A(t) = 0: "total extinction of all life"
It sure beats the alternative.