05 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 Learning Natural History

To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall. Teach him something of natural history, and you place in his hands a catalogue of those which are worth turning around. Surely our innocent pleasures are not so abundant in this life, that we can afford to despise this or any other source of them.
Folksonomies: education metaphor
Folksonomies: education metaphor
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Without it, walking along a beach is like walking through an art gallery with half the artwork turned to the wall.