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.
KeywordsHuman Pathogen Niche Construction Magic Bullet Ecological Resilience Ecosystem Resilience
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