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The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science by Andreas Weber
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“Science deigns to study only 'objective knowledge,' believing that the truth resides solely in the neutral and lifeless building blocks of life. To understand life, we are supposed to join the conspiracy to kill and dissect it. As in a self-fulfilling prophecy, this is exactly what is happening with the biosphere right now. The conceptual framework that we have invented to understand organisms is the deeper reason for our environmental catastrophe. We are extinguishing life because we have blinded ourselves to its actual character. We treat it so cruelly because we believe it to be machinery, raw market fodder, scrap material. But when the Earth is devoid of other creatures, we will be much lonelier. Perhaps then we will realize that we have annihilated a part of ourselves.”
Andreas Weber, The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science
“We have to learn how we can get back to ourselves by getting closer to 'the others' — the living beings with whom we share the condition of 'livingness,' as Henry Miller put it, the capacity for expressive freedom and creative imagination.”
Andreas Weber, The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science
“Feeling is never invisible; it takes shape and manifests as form everywhere in nature. Nature can, therefore, be viewed as feeling unfurled, a living reality in front of us and amidst us.”
Andreas Weber, The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science
“I started to learn then that nature is not a place that shields us from feeling; rather, it is a refuge where we can experience our true emotions. Plants and animals help us discover significant things about ourselves. In them, we find our own inwardness.”
Andreas Weber, The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science