“Be that pike, be that falcon, be that oak.”

“Be that pike, be that falcon, be that oak,” Merlin encouraged young King Arthur. This is how Peter Tompkins starts his book, “The Secret Life of Nature”: remembering what he learned from his schoolmaster as a boy. I want to take inspiration from the same quote in order to reflect upon the need and the duty that we have, at this stage of our evolution on planet Earth, of embracing a non-anthropocentric point of view. What does it mean? Why is this important? “It's one step from spilling animal blood to spilling human…Read more