SeaLife DC1400, no flash. (c) Tina Marie Doran, 2014

SeaLife DC1400, no flash. (c) Tina Marie Doran, 2014

“Why is it so hard to talk about love, the most powerful of human emotions, in relation to science, the most powerful and far-reaching of human activities? –David Orr

“We cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as well — for we will not fight to save what we do not love.” –Stephen Jay Gould

“Passion and personality are embedded in all knowledge, including the most ascetic scientific knowledge driven by the passion for objectivity. Descartes and his heirs simply had it wrong. There is no way to separate feeling from knowledge. There is no way to separate object from subject. There is no good way and no good reason to separate mind or body from its ecological and emotional context. Science without passion and love can give us no reason to appreciate the sunset, nor can it give us any purely objective reason to value life. These must come from deeper sources.” –David Orr

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