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During July, 1999, the Friends of the Bernard Biological Field Station placed advertisements in the Claremont Courier with quotes illustrating our feelings about the Field Station in this current controversy . . .

What is man without the beasts? If all beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts happens also to man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth also befalls the children of the earth.

--Chief Seattle

July 28, 1999

If the assault on our earth were done by evil persons with destructive intentions, it would be understandable. The tragedy is that our economy is being run by persons with good intentions under the illusion that they are bringing great benefits to the world and even fulfilling a sacred task on the part of the human community.

--Thomas Berry

July 24, 1999

Quit thinking about decent land-use as solely an economic problem. Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and esthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.

-- Aldo Leopold

July 21, 1999

I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead of skeptically and dictatorially.

-- E. B. White

July 17, 1999

Natural beauty has a necessary place in the spiritual development of any individual or society. I believe that whenever we substitute something man-made and artificial for a natural feature of the earth, we have retarded some part of man's spiritual growth.

-- Rachel Carson

August 26, 1999

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