Country Road

Interdisciplinary Institure of Science and Art, Ramat Gan, 2007

Man's dominance over Nature has from time immemorial been an imperative condition in the formation of culture anywhere. The purpose of culture, essential in itself, has been to liberate mankind from the menaces of Nature, from man's unavoidable dependence on it.

The biblical myth dwells on this in the story of Adam's banishment from the Garden of Eden- exile from a state where the lack of oppressive domination was typical of man's harmonious integration with Nature, to a condition where he becomes master of the earth, but at the price of subjection to a life of hard labor : " In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread." Prof. Zuckermann, faculty of History, Tel Aviv University.

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