Discovering Eris, Chapter Three

Le Grice proposes that Eris was discovered at a time when human beings and their civilization have become out of balance with the natural world. In attempting to control nature and make it live by our desires, we have so alienated nature that we are seeing it seek to redress the balance through drastic climate events and the catastrophic effects of global warming. We have feasted on the fruits of our progress, but now the check has arrived, and it is perilously steep. The polarity between our civilization and the natural world is something we must acknowledge, just as we must experience the polarities within ourselves. And once we face this conflict, we can seek a “middle way” which brings us a technological progress which respects our natural world.