Free Range Free Chat

Happy Monday News Viewers, Happy Belated Earth Day as well, celebrated on April 22, 2022. Welcome to our free chat, where the chatting is free and the range is wide. While Free Range has an environmental focus, any topic goes–your world, the larger world, all things on, in and around and about these places we inhabit. . . .

Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.

Earth Day reminds us of the book that started it all, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, in which she looks at the connectivity in nature and what occurs when one species, humans, seek to control it.

“The “control of nature” is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man. How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind?”

Rachel Carson, speaking of herbicides, insecticides

“Man’s attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.”

“To have risked so much in our efforts to mold nature to our satisfaction and yet to have failed in achieving our goal would indeed by the final irony. Yet this, it seems, is our situation.”

Happy late Earth Day and Happy Monday, fill us in on what’s happening in your world; politics, personal, philosophical, psychological, scientific, astronomical or subterranean — there is so much to talk about –it makes sense Rachel Carson would gracefully encourage us to treasure the planet that allows us to flourish so we CAN share and share alike……. connectivity remember? So News Viewers, what’s on your minds today?

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