Nature and Ethics
The Museum of Natural History helped me to "love, respect, and admire" nature in the way that Leopold suggests. He states that we, as humans, should look at nature and the creatures within it as equals in our community of life. The butterfly exhibit most certainly helped me admire the beauty of butterflies. These delicate creatures move with such dignity and grace. Though we were able to connect with nature through the exhibit, I feel as though we did so in the way the Leopold does not want. I do not completely disagree with the idea of live exhibits, but I do think that humans often feel entitlement over creatures of nature because of our bigger intellect.