30 DEC 2013 by ideonexus

 Human Relationship with the Earth

The Naturalist Virtue of Leaving Nature Untouched > Contrast > Are Humans Parasites?
The ideal versus the reality.
Folksonomies: nature environmentalism
Folksonomies: nature environmentalism
12 JUN 2013 by ideonexus

 Innate Learning Abilities in Children

Piaget\'s View on Child Learning > Similarity > The Possible Innate Nature of Language Acquisition in Children
Children are like scientists, innately capable of understanding the world through experimentation, they also may have in-built mechanisms for learning language.
Folksonomies: nature nurture
Folksonomies: nature nurture
23 JAN 2013 by ideonexus

 Natural History in Waves

The Many Waves and How They Interact in the Ocean > Similarity > The Rhythms of Nature
Carson and Barell observing the waves in nature.
26 AUG 2011 by ideonexus

 Human Cognitive Plasticity

Prenatal Influences as Information for the Fetus > Time Sequence > The Affect of a Nurturing Environment on Babies
Infants in the womb are taking in information about the environment into which they will be born, and after they are born they continue to adapt to their environment. A nurturing environment produces good citizens, a harsh environment produces gang members.
15 JUN 2011 by ideonexus

 Buffon VS Jefferson on European VS American Wildlife

French Encyclopedists Disparage Wildlife in the New World > Contrast > Comparing European and American Mammals and Livestock
Buffon argues that North American life is diminished in comparison to Europe's life. Jefferson refutes him with cold data (however apparently embellished).
10 JUN 2011 by ideonexus

 Examples of Naturalist Virtues in Action

The Efforts and Rewards of Naturalism > Conclusion > A Response to Leopold\'s Description
Cafaro sees a great deal of virtue in Leopold's description of the lengths gone to in order to witness and appreciate nature, especially the humility required for such an act.