Humanist Perspectives: Connecting Children to Nature | Foundation Beyond Belief

22/11/2011 22:22

A portrait of Charles Darwin as a a child

“….An indifferent student, Darwin preferred the outdoors to the schoolhouse and once confessed, ‘Observing, thinking & some reading beat, in my opinion, all systematic education.’ My guess is that Darwin would urge the children … to take advantage of all the mayhem to sneak out while the adults aren’t looking — and, equipped with magnifying glasses and notebooks, take to nature and draw their own conclusions.” Kathryn Tabb, 2009, Forbes Magazine, “The Debate Over Intelligent Design”

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