Due to the exponential increase in human populations over the past century, many untouched wilderness have become in danger of being wiped out. It is very important that these areas are protected so as to maintain the delicate balance between nature and mankind. The above policy seems to very cogent, but it cannot work in all situations and for all nations; I therefore find this policy to be lacking in numerous areas. The policy may be felicitous to nations that are already well developed economically, but for less developed nations it may not be as germane. The policy also neglects to differentiate between different kinds of wildernesses and just speaks of wildernesses as one big subject.
Mr. Cronon, in his article “The Trouble with Wilderness: Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature” argues that people need to change the way they think about wilderness also people should be part of it. Cronon gives his definition of wilderness when he looks wilderness from different perspectives such as History, religion experience and human life. Also, Mr Crosby, in his article, “Ecological Imperialism: The Overseas Migration of Western Europeans as a Biological Phenomenon” states that how Europeans demographic takeover in some areas. He examines four categories of organism which are involved in European expansion. The four categories are human beings, animals, disease and weeds. These two articles gives me a different view about nature. While
Chuck Smith stated, “The wilderness experience is necessary in order that they might have the experiences of trusting in God, learning what it is to have faith in God, learning the power of God.” Being from Colorado I have grown up and grown to love the wilderness, having most of my childhood memories involving forests, big open fields, mountains, rivers, creeks or aspen groves. However, now that I am here in at CCBC, I am experiencing more of a metaphorical wilderness experience than I ever had before. I have had to trust God in more areas than I ever had before. Coming from a very difficult ending to my summer, to an unexpected loss, but I am here. I am here and I
The concept of preservation of wilderness emerged in the United States in the nineteenth century as a response to the large-scale disposal of public lands then taking place and to such economic activities as mining and logging, which had altered much of the western landscape…John Muir, who is usually cited as the first American preservationist, condemned the common perception of wilderness as an economic resource
Whenever we look back into our world’s history, or more specifically, our nation’s history we often attribute the greatest successes of our nation to a person’s actions or another’s lack of actions. We are quick to name the explorers, leaders, inventors of our nation’s history. In order to understand them, we analyze them by their achievements, but rather, what we need to take a look at is their convictions. The English American dictionary defines conviction as a strong belief or opinion about something. At the root of every man and woman, there is some sort of conviction that shapes his or her character and his or her judgment. Often the easiest way to learn about someone’s convictions is to learn more about their religious affiliation. The very first settlers and explorers that came to this nation had certain religious convictions that helped them achieve the things we have trapped in the biding of history books. The religious convictions of the people who helped create the framework of this great nation seemed to have inspired them to carry out certain actions, propel them to conquer, and shape their view of right and wrong. In The Norton Anthology's American Literature Volume A, we are given numerous accounts and stories of some of the leaders, explores and everyday people that helped found this nation. These people, despite some having similar religious affiliations, all had their own religious convictions that allowed them to see things in their own way. From the account of Mary Rowlandson, a devoted Puritan colonial American woman who was captured by Native Americans during the King Philip's War to the story of Bartholomè De Las Casas, a bishop that saw the treatment towards Native Americans and pushed for social reforms, w...
INDG 1116 Module 2 Reading 1AIM is only one voice addressing these concerns.Vine Deloria, Jr., wrote about the unique character ofNative American religious life in God is Red. In otherworks—Custer Died for Your Sins and We Talk,. YouListen—Debra expressed urgent Indian concerns andcalledfor Euro-Americans to recognize a failed pluralism, especially the nation’s economic system that hasmarginalized the tribes and devastated their remaining lands.Religiousness and Contemporary NativeAmerican PeoplesUnlike Christianity, which concentrates all power inthe hands of God who bestows it on human beings as anact of grace, Native American religious world viewsemphasize the interdependence of all beings. Even theGreat Spirit needs humans, just as they need him,because ifpeople live beyond the pale of religious orderby not honoring the other beings of the cosmos, theywill create disturbances that will cause destruction
While Muir, Mann, and Cronon all define wilderness differently, their respective conclusions about nature as sublimity, nature as a spoiled land, and nature as a frontier would shape their distinct reactions to Abrahamson’s portrayal of nature. Like Abrahamson, John Muir would agree that the quietness in nature has the power to inspire lofty reflection. As Muir believes that nature reflects the power of God, he would concur with the empowerment that Abrahamson feels in the mountains and relate to Abrahams...
In this foreword, former U.S, president Jimmy Carter stresses the importance of the preservation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as he argues that this refuge is not only the last remain of American wilderness but also a "symbol of our national heritage."Carter builds up his argument to persuade his audiences by using logos, a personal anecdote, and pathos.Carter begins by recounting in a nostalgic way his experience of hiking and camping in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with his wife. He describes that experience as " one of the most unforgettable and humbling experiences of our lives," to illustrate the wonderfulness of the refuge. Carter also gives detailed descriptions of the wild animals and plants of which he encountered during his hike, saying that there is a "timeless quality about this great land." Upon reading these descriptions, the audiences will involuntarily create an image of the refuge that is similar to that an untouched-by-human-civilization paradise which, in the modern world, seems to exist only in fairytales.
In today’s day and age, with a rapidly declining environment, it is urgent that people come together and take action to preserve our natural home. Over the years the environment has been abused and drained of its resources, resulting in a severe loss of wilderness as well as the animals that inhabit it. If the destructive tendencies of humans continue, eventually the environment will be completely destroyed. It is for this reason that activists, such as Edward O. Wilson, and communities, such as colleges, including the University of Connecticut, have attempted to spread the word about our vanishing environment and to convince people around the world to step up and do their part in saving it. However, both Wilson and the UConn texts could have done more to evoke a larger response
That perception can very man to man depending of their country, their culture, where they grew up, and so on. Dawson and Hendee (2002) for example say, “For some urbanities with scant outdoor experience, wilderness might be perceived as any relatively undeveloped wild land, uncut forest, or woodlot”. So, the perception of what wilderness is depend of the which perspective people has about it. So, depending of that perception someone’s values regarding wilderness will also change. For some people wilderness is a place of solitude, sacred and untrammeled by men. In contrast, the legal point of view see wilderness as an area possessing qualities described at Wilderness Act of 1964. Those qualities are key elements to designated wilderness. Wilderness Act of 1964 describe those key elements