Man, the thinking animal, is an observer of events in the universe. He has conceded the obvious truth of his uniqueness on this planet and his religions charge him with its stewardship. However, the very quality which distinguishes him from other life forms has also proven to be his greatest weakness. Perception is a personal experience; its very nature mandates that it be point-centered in the universe. That point is the individual. Collective man is guilty of assuming that the universe "happens" around him. He has not effectively perceived that he is a happening in the universe. He has compounded his error by ignoring the mechanics of his surroundings and self-indulged in an exploitation of the environment.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
© Copyright 1971 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Naylon, Michael J.
"Environmental Education in the Environment,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 8
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol8/iss4/5