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February 12, 2007
Different Ways of Being.Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world’s indigenous cultures, many of which are disappearing, as ancestral land is lost and languages die. He is an anthropologist and ethnobotanist who has traveled and lived among the people of traditional cultures in many countries.

In this talk, Davis argues that we should be concerned not only for preserving the biosphere, but also the “ethnosphere,” which he describes as “the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions brought into being by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness.”

From TEDBlog.

More about Wade Davis:

National Geographic

The Penan: Community In The Rainforest

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