Class: Thinking the Environment
I have a few requests for this week. Please see below;
Question 1: What links do you see between science and art? What are Aldo Leopold and John Muir connections between science and art? Need two solid paragraphs about your observations.
Aldo Leopold was a strong advocate for wilderness, but his approach was much more science based than that of Muir. For Muir, wilderness was about a spiritual connection to the land and the Transcendentalist connection of nature with divinity. Muir questioned why humans should value themselves as something greater than a part of creation, while for Leopold, the land was a living organism and all living creatures were interdependent residing in a shared environment.
Question 2: Have these two authors explain their points of view to each other. Need two solid paragraphs.
Question 3: In an excerpt from A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold writes, “Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. Do you agree or disagree with this premise? Explain. httpsss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Sand_County_Almanac
- Question 4: Aldo Leopold takes a very different approach from John Muir on how he describes wilderness. He state that wilderness’ value is as a ““science of land health,” presenting a “base-datum of normality”. What does that mean to you and do you agree or disagree?
Thank you again.