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Graham thinks that basic questions for human have changed dramatically over time.
Graham says that aboriginal worldviews stress that relationships amongst people are much more important and significant than the relationship between people and the land.
The creation story of Australian aboriginals is very different to the Judeo-Christian creation story.
Aboriginal worldviews tend to emphasize the importance of taking care of the land, both in the long and the short term.
Graham reports that aborigines tend to view money as a tool, whereas Westerners tend to view money as sacred.
Graham argues that Westerners tend to see themselves as alone in the world, and view the environment as hostile or frightening.
Graham suggests that Western materialism is often a kind of defense mechanism against alienation and loneliness.
According to Graham, aboriginal people feel a strong need to justify and explain their existence.
Graham thinks that both Western and aboriginal societies use reflective engagement, but that in aboriginal societies it resulted in science, and in Western societies it resulted in thinking about what it means to be human.
Graham maintains that aboriginal logic thinks there is only one meaning of life, and is intolerant of diverse views.
The custodial ethic is very important in aboriginal wordlviews.
Graham maintains that Aboriginal Law celebrates life.
Sharma agrees that the main reason why tropical forests should be preserved is so that they can act as carbon dioxide 'sinks'.
Sharma thinks that all scientific progress is bound to cause human suffering.
Sharma thinks that the paradigm of the rich, developed world, is socially unjust.
Sharma thinks that basic human values shouold be taught through books and lectures.
Norberg-Hodge thinks that Ladakhis are aware of the negative side to Western culture.
Ladakhis immediately recognized the appeal and usefulness of conveniences such as electricity.
Development has caused the polarization of men and women's roles in Ladakh.
Development and globalism have made people generally happier, according to Norberg-Hodge.
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