Comment to DOI:10.1029/2006EO070005
On “The congressional fellowship as an ethnographic extravaganza”
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 87, Issue 24, page 235, 13 June 2006
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2006), On “The congressional fellowship as an ethnographic extravaganza”, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(24), 235–235, doi:10.1029/2006EO240006.(
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Josh Trapani's emerging experience as an AGU Congressional Fellow (Eos, 87(7), 76, 2006) is educational. Spectacular developments in the physical sciences tempt us to believe that finer and finer dissection of matter and sophisticated manipulation of molecules will soon enable us to control nature at will. Increasing knowledge, though, about the Earth and its interconnected biological systems makes us skeptical about the enthusiastic vision of physical sciences. Living things, unlike the nonliving things that are the concern of physical sciences, possess the attribute of ‘behavior,’ associated with ‘mind’ and ‘instinct.’ Trapani's ethnographic extravaganza is merely a subset of behavior, which lies beyond the scope of relativity, quantum mechanics, or thermodynamics.