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Final Remarks

  • Rodrick Wallace
  • Deborah Wallace
  • Robert G. Wallace
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The previous chapter suggests that evolutionary transformations in human pathogens can be driven by ecosystem resilience shifts constituting reductionist interventions or changes in predatory socioeconomic structures. Reductionist interventions are, for the most part, themselves the product of particular socioeconomic perspectives: Use cheap ‘magic bullets’ to avoid the necessity of comprehensive social change. But ecology drives evolution, and these approaches are guaranteed to farm infectious disease, producing ever more efficient microbial and viral predators on human populations.

Keywords

Human Pathogen Niche Construction Magic Bullet Ecological Resilience Ecosystem Resilience 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrick Wallace
    • 1
  • Deborah Wallace
    • 2
  • Robert G. Wallace
    • 3
  1. 1.Epidemiology of Mental Disorders Research DepartmentNew York State Psychiatric Institute1051 Riverside DrUSA
  2. 2.USA
  3. 3.University of MinnesotaUSA

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