1. “The Organic Machine” Richard White’s The Organic Machine offers the perspective that humans are not impeding on or destroying nature, but are working in tandem with nature. White uses the argument of the Colombia River as an “organic machine” designed by nature because it can create energy, support labor, and it can additionally serve as a resource for humans. Humans should look to understand and incorporate the power and capability of the river and nature into their work as labor can be used as a force to unite humans and nature. By utilizing the stories of the Indians and settlers along the Columbia River, we are able to see how nature and humans are able to work together to benefit each other.
He states without human imagination there would be no stories to tell; how could stories be told if we had to memories or imagination? Past memories bring the power to the stories humans all tell. Lopez says that with the influence of nature in our past it brings more of a physical thought to humans stories. In conclusion, what Lopez is trying to convey through his essay is human imagination is made by our past memories and relations with nature. In my opinion, I think the essay “A literature of Place” was a nice writing with good ideas.
President Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, was known for his love of nature. This was conveyed most strongly in his speeches, such as “Conservation as a National Duty”, in which he advocated for the preservation of natural resources in the interests of the nation and its people. In this speech as well as others he gave during his term as President, he stressed that conservation did not just pertain to preserving natural resources or deferring their exhaustion; rather, it was closely intertwined with the patriotic duty of ensuring that the nation would be able to provide for future generations, and was second only to the “great fundamental questions of morality”. One such example of how Roosevelt connected conservation with morality is found in his “The New Nationalism” speech, given in Osawatomie, Kansas in 1910. Here, he compares the way he believes the nation must behave in terms of conservation to the manner in which a farmer acts in reference to his children and the land that provides for them.
As its outcomes are generally considered as trustful and reliable, the mistake of Sarah Allen, a Berkeley researcher and conservationist in her report “Drakes Estero: a sheltered wilderness estuary” by misquoting another research (from Roberto Anima). Even scientific materials can be wrong. In fact, this is the human factors using this knowledge which can be mistaken. As a result, this “scientific misconduct”, shared with the media and political circles shows evidence of oyster farm negative disturbance on the wildlife in Drake Estero. Dominant voices in the controversy are more likely to be heard.
Culture identity is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group. It is part of a person’s self-conception and it is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, and social class to name a few. Identifying with others is the most important aspect of it all. The actor, Leonardo DiCaprio has impacted my sense of identity in a positive manner. Leonardo has influenced me to become an environmentalist, determined in my career, and considerate to the planet and other life forms on earth.
(Wilson, 1984; Kellert & Wilson, 1993). Empirical findings from the field of environmental psychology and aesthetics reveals that humans are aesthetically attracted to natural elements and forms. Interaction with those elements and forms is valuable for humans physiological and psychological well-being and cognitive functioning, as it triggers several positive effects as; stress reduction, pain reduction, reduce recovery time after surgery, improve productivity...etc. (Kaplan & Kaplan 1989; Hartig et al., 2003; Ulrich et al. 1991; Ulrich, 1991 &1993; Joye, 2007a, 2007b; Van den Berg, et. al., 2004; Orians & Heerwagen 1992; Heerwagen & Orians,
They are the most invested in protecting animals because that means the continuation of their favorite pastime. The money spent on hunting license is reinvested into our national and state parks. As well as the money from license, hunters donate to many conservation
Introduction Mother Nature is a natural force that can brighter days or bring terrible and traumatic experiences upon humanity and the environment. Humans and wildlife live out their lives in environments that have stable climates suitable to raise families and purse a career. While plants and wildlife help the environment and humans in many different ways. Including, but not limited too providing habitats for animals, helps make and preserve soil, makes food for humans and wildlife. As well as make oxygen so we can breath.
Nature is the profound blessing that human can ever receive in the Earth. As of sayings goes that literature is a mirror of life; in modern connotation the life does not simply mean life of human alone and it includes life of non-human too. Literary theories help to re-interpret the text in a better way to unwrap the multiple meanings hidden in it. A survey of contemporary literature deals with the environmental philosophy helps to explore leading theories in this area which includes anthropocentricism, biocentrism, ecocentrism, ecocriticism and ecofeminism. Ecocriticism is one of the significant theories in literature which helps to understand the relationship between literature and physical environment.
Another reason why this particular show is an example of naturalism is because survival is based on instinct. Instinct is something that comes from natural aspects and human kinds natural state, before being affected by society or surroundings. Also another way that this show can be considered naturalist like, is that no one decides who gets infected by disease. Nature just takes its course and whoever is infected is infected. This is an example of how everyone is equal until society decides who is higher and more important than others.
Summary The article “Returning the Gift” that written by Robin Kimmerer has discussed the importance of having our appreciations for nature. The Earth is providing many valuable gifts for us, including fresh air, water, lands and many more natural resources to keep us alive. The author has pointed out that human beings are being greedy, and taking everything for granted. From the author’s perspective, human beings should feel grateful of what we have.
Goethe was a philosopher who observed changes in nature. He believed change happens gradually and uses a multiple process. He felt that step by step process was divine. Goethe also believed that through change each step was beneficial to the individual. He related a goodness of change in nature and the surrounding environment.
Wilson believes that a such a change can allow for science to make better strides in reviving ecosystems and even endangered and extinct species. In his essay, “The Bird of Paradise: The Hunter and The Poet,” Wilson says, “There will come a time when a bird of paradise is reconstituted through a synthesis of all the hard-won analytic information” (“The Bird of Paradise: The Hunter and The Poet” 93). This would only be possible if a strong conservation ethic were present because it means that it also morally accepted to synthesize and clone life in an effort to reclaim what humanity has wrongfully destroyed. That same conservation ethic would also benefit both scientists and artists. Wilson believes that, “the role of science, much like art, is to blend proximate imagery with more distant meaning, the parts we already understand with those given as new into larger patterns that are coherent enough to be acceptable as truth” (“The Bird of Paradise: The Hunter and The Poet” 91).
George Washington, Winston Churchill, and finally Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. These men have been revered to give hope to those who needed it. George Washington rose up against the British and made America what it is today, Winston Churchill stood against the invading German air force and won the Battle of Britain. These men had only gotten their victories through violence and many men died for their causes. Dr. King got what he wanted through peace and didn’t even resort to violence.
Every single happening in the universe always will inevitable create a resulting effect. Characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter face the repercussions of their own activity continually throughout the novel. Many of those within the novel either dig themselves into a pit of unrelenting punishment or elevate themselves to new heights of contentment all from the original activity taken place.