Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature.
John Berger (b. 1926), British author, critic. repr. As “A Load of Shit,” in Keeping a Rendezvous (1992). “Muck and Its Entanglements,” Harper’s (New York, May 1989)