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A High Uintas Bookshelf

In this column we’ll list 2-4 interesting articles, books or the like that have caught our attention. They aren’t necessarily recent or recently read-- sort of a random compilation. Within a year, hopefully, we’ll have an established and detailed reading list. It won’t be complete without your additions. Please send suggestions and a descriptive sentence or two.

Life is a Miracle. Wendell Berry. Counterpoint. 2000. In his latest book, Berry refutes many of the ideas presented in E. O. Wilson's Consilience, arguing that religion and art cannot be dealt with appropriately in the the reductionist manner of science. He asks, "Is it possible, failing consilience, to bring the arts and sciences in healthful coherence and community of purpose?" Berry suggests that science is "knowing" and art is "doing", and that, brought together, science and art are our "kit of cultural tools," which we should use "to build and maintain our dwelling here on earth."

Through this book, Berry again encourages us to think about how to live well in a place, and gives sage advice on how to do so.

Review by Megan Barker, HUPC Board Member


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