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Garreau quoted in 'Daily Caller' article


April 21, 2011

Professor Joel Garreau, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, was quoted in an April 21 Daily Caller article entitled, “Earth Day – a national establishment of religion,” by reporter Robert Nelson.

The article suggests that environmentalism has become the newest religion. Garreau, the Director of the College of Law’s Prevail Project, argued that environmentalism fits the definition very well.

Religion is characterized by “a distinction between sacred and profane objects; a moral code; feelings of awe, mystery and guilt; adoration in the presence of sacred objects and during rituals; a worldview that includes a notion of where the individual fits; and a cohesive social group of the likeminded,” Garreau said.

To read the entire article, click here.

Garreau, who joined the College in 2010, is the author of Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies, and What It Means to Be Human, a look at the hinge in history at which we have arrived. As director of The Prevail Project, he is building upon a Radical Evolution concept that the Prevail Scenario – the humanistic possibility that we can control and direct this future – might be encouraged. Garreau was a longtime reporter and editor at The Washington Post, and he is principal of The Garreau Group.

Staci McCabe, Staci.McCabe@asu.edu
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