The Butterfly garden is incredibly appealing, more so than the zen garden. It brings out the total unity between humans and other species and nature. My attention was captured by the fact that the butterflies weren't behind screens, they simply roamed about and were free to interact with other individuals. It was a nice change of pace to be exposed in nature to various butterflies and birds.
Ethics: This exhibit attempts to demonstrate how much energy we use regularly and thus can be used to estimate our carbon footprint. What went through my mind while in this exhibit was that various simple tasks can be performed throughout the day to preserve nature and the circular disk that can measure our usage can help us reduce how much we use. Most people were actually shocked at how much energy they use because they thought recycling was simply enough.
As a physics and math major I consider the geometry of objects in almost all my problem sets. I look at all the shapes that our species has produced from our intellect and our attempts to create perfect cylinders, cones, spheres yet we can never create a perfect geometrical shape in real life. No matter how we define our geometry, we can never replicate it perfectly in nature giving nature a form of imperfection in the lens of logical reasoning which makes nature all the more beautiful. Therefore, the mystery and majesty lies in the fact that even though nature cannot resemble a perfect mathematical model from the human mind, it is still majestic because the greatest minds of our species could never model the physical world.