Do We Overestimate Our Intelligence?

Guest post by KantLockeMeIn.

I’ve always been in love with nature. Growing up I spent my time in the woods and as I have grown older, I choose to spend my vacations in the mountains rather than at resorts. I’m the unapologetic conservationist who values raw nature. But that statement would lead most people to assumptions about me that are incorrect. I’m not what many would label a tree-hugger.

At the moment I am reading a book about someone who sits in a fire watching tower in the wilderness of New Mexico, waiting in solitude for wisps of smoke. As much as it’s thought provoking with regards to solitude and nature, I can’t help but look at it ideologically as well. The author provides a brief history of fire management in the US and how it has changed over the years.
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