The shark jaws on display at the entry of The Hall of Florida Fossils Evolution of Life and Land reminded me of the necessary balance between humans and the environment. Although we do not see sharks everyday, when we do here about them it is usually in a bad light. It reminded me that although we don't see these animals every day they are a major part of our world, and we should not demonize nature. As humans we try to harness the environment with the hopes of gaining some control over our surroundings. However, there are so many elements of nature that posses more strength and power than humans. The jaws reminded me that we are entirely dependent on our environment to survive, and we owe our environment respect. Instead of "conquering the land", as Leopold says, humans should strive to reach balance with the environment.