[T]hose involved in rewilding must come to terms with how the diagnosis of the Anthropocene undermines the idea of a stable earth—an earth that provides the background to human history and is a source of timeless value. Although this argument predates the political event of the Anthropocene, conservationists have come to realize that there really is no longer a nature to which we can return. Similarly, although on a different scale, the figure of the human as an unraveling holobiont—a multispecies chimera that
is kept alive, sane, and rational by its microbes—unsettles the modern idea of health as the absence of microbes and of the Human as a mind in a vat.

From Jamie Lorimer - The Probiotic Planet

Changing ideas of the earth and the figure of the human
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