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Quote: "life-support system" coined by Paul R. Ehrlich?

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Quote: "life-support system" coined by Paul R. Ehrlich?

Postby mattw » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:39 pm

Paul and Anne Ehrlich use the the term "life-support system" in their book "The Dominant Animal" when referring to ecosystem goods and services.
Did they create the term? If not where did it originate?
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:06 pm

"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
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Re: Quote: "life-support system" coined by Paul R. Ehrlich?

Postby mattw » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:58 pm

Mrmistery,
Yes of course your right! Life support systems are used to keep people alive in space. I meant, were the Ehrichs the first scientists that use the term "life-support system" to describe the biosphere.
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