Opportunities for people to interact with nature have declined over the past century, as many now live in urban areas and spend much of their time indoors. Conservation attitudes and behaviors largely depend on experiences with nature, and this ‘extinction of experience’ (EOE) is a threat to biodiversity conservation. Researchers now propose that citizen science, an increasingly popular way to integrate public outreach with data collection, can potentially mitigate EOE. (1)
Socrates experienced everything. Without ever leaving Athens. Parmenides talked about One. Without ever leaving the shores of Ionia. Hawking talked about the boundaries of the universe. Without ever leaving his wheelchair.
Long not for more experiences.
But for a free-thinking mind.
Without it you might be climbing on Everest and still be sitting on your house’s couch…