With Head and Heart
“Humboldt soaked up the tropical scenery. Everything was so new and spectacular. Each bird, palm, or wave ‘announced the grand aspect of nature.’ It was the beginning of a new life, a period of five years in which Humboldt would change from a curious and talented young man into the most extraordinary scientist of his age. It was here that Humboldt would see nature with both head and heart.” (Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature)
The brilliance of the world reveals the brilliance of human being.
“As he stood on Chimborazo, exhausted by the climb, Humboldt absorbed the view…. Here was a man who viewed nature as a global force with corresponding climate zones across continents: a radical concept at the time, and one that still colors our understanding of ecosystems.” (Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature)
Vision changes the world.
October Service Theme
Nature & Imagination: Alexander von Humboldt and the UU Movement
“Humboldt revolutionized the way we see the world. He found connections everywhere…. ‘In this great chain of cause and effects,’ Humboldt said, ‘no single fact can be considered in isolation.’ With this thought, he invented the web of life, the concept of nature as we know it today.”
(Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature)
October Share The Plate
Project R.E.S.T. (previously Safe Homes)
Exploration of Faiths: Unitarian Universalists
Gratitude to the Spartanburg County Public Library and especially to Gwen Murtha for the opportunity to share about the Unitarian Universalist movement and our congregation in their Virtual Exploration of Faiths series.
Thank you to every person, whether part of our congregation or not, who makes this world more and more one in which we are Free To Love.
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