earth essay


Read below two materials.

300-500 words reflection on these readings. 

Consider how Stephen Jay Gould suggests that life doesn't really have a clear progressive plan (in the first essay) but then also argues for ethical and environmental progress (in the second essay). In particular, how does Gould reconcile these very different themes (absence of clear evolutionary progress versus the need for ethical/environmental progress)? Relate to own viewpoints and values. Does any of this help you contextualize your educational, moral, and social pursuits? 

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  • First, read "The Evolution of Life on Earth." Next, read "The Golden Rule: A Proper Scale for our Environmental Crisis." [These essays are both posted under the Week 10 block.] Then, click "Add …