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What do you think is the purpose of science? Describe the different reasons why scientists might study the natural world and which you think are most valid and important.

Discuss Steinbeck's proposition that all organisms and processes are connected and part of a single whole. For example, do you think we can learn anything about the human race by studying marine organisms or other invertebrates? What about fish, birds, or higher mammals? At what level are all these species connected and in what ways? Do you think this is a religious, philosophical, or scientific belief?

Do you think society today is too complex? Could we benefit from a more timeless approach to living in a place, or is this way of life a thing of the past? Give some examples of ways your life might change if you had a chance to take a "time out" and...

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