Friday, June 09, 2017

Hmm …

… The American Scholar: Reading Thoreau at 200 - William Howarth. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Well, I remain a fan of Walden. I even made a pilgrimage there once. But this piece grates at times, not least with business about the "unnamed narrator." Come on. It's autobiographical and everyone has always known that. And I heard criticism of Thoreau as a naturalist 50 years ago.

As for Thoreau's contribution to climatology, here's something our author might want to look at:

What Happened to Spot? A Solar Update. It seems to me the jury is still out as to the direction climate is taking, not that I want to cast aspersions on anyone's faith.

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