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Thereafter, scientific disciplines began to arise, defined by the subject matter to which logical thinking was applied rather than by the patterns of logic used. Nevertheless, for several centuries, scholars continued to work across broad areas of knowledge. Newton wrote about religion and morals as well as physics. John Locke (1632–1704) contributed to medical knowledge and the revival of the idea of atoms even though his most important contributions were to social philosophy. This scholarly tradition of contributing across disciplines lasted through the nineteenth century.
One such e xample is the conversion of the Amazon rain forest into cattle ranching and land cultivated mainly for feed, where an additional small amount of conversion could tip the basin into an irreversible transformation to a semiarid savanna (Oyama and Nobre 2003; Foley et al. 2007). This is a crisis that may seriously affect not only the sustainability of the world’s food supply but also the functioning of the global system. 2). The rates of habitat destruction and of species extinction have led to the sixth major extinction event in history, and the first one caused by human activity (Chapin et al.
1987; Kendall and Pimentel 1994). Agriculture is leading to erosion, salination, or waterlogging. But it also has larger and longer-term consequences. Besides affecting other planetary boundaries such as biodiversity, water, and climate, changes in land use can also trigger rapid continental changes. One such e xample is the conversion of the Amazon rain forest into cattle ranching and land cultivated mainly for feed, where an additional small amount of conversion could tip the basin into an irreversible transformation to a semiarid savanna (Oyama and Nobre 2003; Foley et al.