The epilogue develops the concept that systemic management involves systemic change—human change to allow ecosystems and the biosphere to self-organize and achieve health or normal states. This part of the book treats the complexity of human change as it includes education, religion, science, politics, and economics. It is shown how stakeholders switch roles to resist using values other than sustainability in decision making and take up the role of asking good management questions. The role of scientists is described as largely confined to asking questions and conducting research to answer them. Such research is described as the best science for management in revealing patterns and, with the use of these patterns, any human abnormality. The epilogue shows how the objectivity of comparing humans with other species serves as basis for management action to relieve nonhuman systems from the effects of abnormal human influence—influence which includes individuals.
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