Use the thread below as a gallery space for your visual chapter summary over Chapter 3, "Darwin In Paradise," from The Enchanted Braid- Coming to terms with nature on the coral reef. Remember, stick to the protocol. There is power in protocols, for they often force our thinking toward a more creative level. This, of course, seems ironic before trying... but I think you'll soon see what I mean by that.
As always, post a reflection of this challenge and comment both on how this helped you learn the content of this part of the book, as well as how the processes of the task contributed to the cause specifically. I look forward to the discussion in the space below:
*Image: "There - Just There" by Charles Strebor via Creative Commons
I just loved the fact that Darwin was a little scientist even as a kid. I love that he went anywhere and everywhere. Megan'. right when she says it would have been more intriguing living when he did. He went anywhere he dang well pleased, he learned by experience, not in a cooped up class room like we do. He learned things that meant a lot to him and he had the choice to. He also became friends with his mentor. I would have loved to be able to travel the world, one day at a time, taking it all in. We get a small slice of that. The reason Darwin figured this all out was because he took his time, he made it happen and he had experience with it.
Darwin was an amazing scientist even as a boy. In he aria life was hard for a scientist. No one would believe most of the things you would say until later on when someone went back and really looked into it. Just thinking about how smart he really was makes be feel really…dumb.
I found out later in the chapter that Darwin was interested by the corals was interesting. I didn’t know that they didn’t have snorkels to help them dive back then so just knowing they Darwin found out that coral dies at a curtain depth is amazing for one man to figure out. When I look at things I don’t think about why or how or even when this came around I just think about how cool it looks and I wonder but I move on Darwin did not and if it wasn’t for him I don’t think anyone would have figured out what we do know about the ocean today.
When I was reading this chapter about Darwin and how he “collected and preserved specimens of beetles, butterflies, rocks, fish, and birds” (25) It reminded me of Upward Bound Math and Science. I go there every summer and one year we learned about Darwin and how he was starting to understand revolution with the birds on the islands. The birds were different. Some were big, small, brown, black, etc. Like anywhere else in the world birds are different, but what he saw wasn’t just different birds but some birds are built differently. The birds changed to their environment depending on what kind of food there was. Some birds had only nuts, nectar, fruit, or bugs. Darwin figured this out. He was a true scientist, and a good one at that.
This is the article about the finches I was talking about
I forgot to add this