The HEP theory claims that humans are such a uniquely superior species that they are exempt from environmental forces. As my tree would grow, it would later be cut down for other economical purposes. Any limitation that nature brings onto humans, they can just surpass it by thinking of a clever way to get around the issue by harming the environment. As for the NEP theory, it recognizes the innovative capacity of human, but says that humans are still ecologically interdependent as with other species. It also notes the power of social forces but does not profess social determinism. Instead, humans are impacted by the cause, effect and feedback loops of ecosystems. I agree with the NEP theory. The environment can change human’s everyday life. It can change how we live and operate.