• Point: humans are ignorant and immoral as we ruin the planet
← P2- “disturbing, irrecoverable, sinister, alarming” these words set a tone for the reader, feel guilty?
← P2- ”Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation” (479). makes Carson sound like she’s accusing the human race of being evil
← P5- “new chemicals come from our laboratories in an endless stream[… the] implications are not easily grasped” (479).
← P9- “man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray” (480).
← P21- “Much of the necessary knowledge is now available but we do not use it. We train ecologists in our universities […] but we seldom take their advice” (482).
← P12- “Control must be geared to realities, not to mythical situations” (480).
← P2- “chain of poisoning and death” (479).
← P21- “We allow the chemical death rain to fall as though there were no alternative” (482).
← P11- [How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment] “for reasons that collapse the moment we examine them” (480).
• Point: doesn’t call humans careless and that many places on earth today need to be inventive and find new logical ways to save the planet
o humans not careless
▪ P6- “They inadvertently destroyed the environmental resources on which their society depended” (506).
▪ P6- “its fall wasn’t due to any special blindness on their part. Instead, they had the misfortune to be living in an extremely fragile environment” (506).
▪ P9- “Many other...