Re: [asa] Ecological and Environmental Ethics Conference CFP

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <>
Date: Thu Jan 22 2009 - 09:30:14 EST

On 1/21/09, Dehler, Bernie <> wrote:
> I still don't know how "imminent" can co-exist with the thought that we may
> still be around in a few million years. That doesn't sound imminent at all.

It all turns on the definiton of the word, of course.

I take "imminent" to mean "at any time." No indication in the word as
to whether that time is 10 nanoseconds from now -- or 4 million years.

Clearly, those who read it as "within a very few years" will have a
different view on -- say -- global warming -- or social justice --
than those who understand it as I do.

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