Nature's Birthmark: The Separate World of Ecology

Wednesday, December 6, 2000 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Prof. Sagoff explored the prospects of ecology as an environmental science. He argued that nature has no separate order, direction, organization or design for ecologists to discover, asserting that those who study the natural history of places to understand their differences – not those who fruitlessly attempt to discern uniformmities among them – help society to appreciate and therefore protect the natural world. 

Jim Chen, JD
Law School, University of Minnesota

Mark Sagoff, PhD, is Professor at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland.