David George Haskell


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I've taught ornithology to students for many years. And I challenge my students: Okay, now that you've learned the songs of 100 birds, your task is to learn the sounds of 20 trees. Can you tell an oak from a maple by ear? I have them go out, pour their attention into their ears, and harvest sounds. It's am almost meditative experience. And from that, you realize that trees sound different, and they have amazing sounds coming from them. Our unaided ears can hear how a maple tree changes its voice as a soft leaves of early spring change into the dying one of autumn.feedback
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Apr 04 2017
David George Haskell has most recently been quoted in an article called Trees Have Their Own Songs. David George Haskell said, “I like to sit down and listen, and turn off the apps that come pre-installed in my body. I'm very comfortable using words like intelligence, but I need to emphasize that this is a very other kind of intelligence. I don't buy either the religious view that we're separate, or the view from the environmental community that we don't belong anymore, and the planet would be better off without us. Dogmas of separation fragment the community of life; they wall humans in a lonely room.”. David George Haskell has been quoted a grand total of 7 times in 2 articles.
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