My take is related, but adds this: I am an ecopsychologist, that is ecologist + psychologist. Conservatives often think of man as something superior to the rest of the world, and therefore more entitled at the expense of the whole. Progressives often think of themselves as cooperative beings in symbiotic relationships, as Einstein so often said, not separate but “part of the whole.” My passion for science has always been about belonging to nature. Ironically, psychologically, many conservatives also want belonging (often unconsciously), but to an exclusive tribe that sees nature as resources

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