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One nomination for the best resilience song: Crown of Creation

Written ten years before the first ecological resilience paper was published in 1978, Jefferson Airplane explored many of the themes organized later into resilience theory.

Life is change, how it differs from the rocks.

Soon you’ll achieve the stability you strive for . . .  in the only ways its granted . . .in a place among the fossils of our time.

In loyalty to their kind . . . they cannot tolerate our minds. . . .  In loyalty to our kind . . . we cannot tolerate their obstruction.

I’ve seen their ways too often for my liking: new worlds to gain.

My life is to survive and be alive.

And since the lyrics were mostly taken from a science fiction novel, The Chrysalids, we almost have to nominate that book for best resilience novel.  Basic storyline follows a group rebelling against a society which believes it must preserve absolute normality among the humans, plants and animals. Even minor mutations are considered blasphemies and either killed or sterilized and banished

What’s your nomination for a resilience song?

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