I think if we are going to discuss the importance of nature and the environment we need to also discuss and include the importance of HUMAN NATURE.
It is human nature which underlies all our thoughts and actions. We ALL love to have opinions, we all like to be suspected of intelligent opinions and we all have a fiendish desire to force our opinions on others.
However, sometimes we are superstitious enough to believe that some of our opinions are more than opinions (ie. politics). When opinions are over-emphasized and their value sense raised to that of facts, persecution inevitably follows.
Science should not attempt to overshadow the spiritual life of humanity. It is UTTERLY UNQUALIFIED to provide a substitute for morality.
Medicine was originally considered and studied as a branch of philosophy.
Live and Learn. We all do.