Pedagogy of the Plants

Wrens, Robbins, Eckermann and Goethe

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In 1827, Eckermann told Goethe about a robin mother who welcomed a pair of wren fledglings into the nest and fed them alongside her own chicks.  Goethe responded, “If it be true that this feeding of a stranger goes through all Nature as something having the character of a general law – then many an enigma would be solved.”

 

 

Written by Cameron Brooks

November 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm

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