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What are some assumptions you make about life and other organisms that shows the impact of this view on your worldview?
How would you rethink this? If we accept that the Great Chain of Being is a paradigm that interferes with our ability to examine nature effectively as scientists have confirmed for us, how can we change, or shift our paradigm?**
The “Great Chain of Being” or Scala Naturae, has affected the way we have thought about our relationship with nature, for a very long time. Many early scientists were unable to understand nature because of this notion that all of nature forms a hierarchy with God and the saints and angels followed by mankind at the top of the scale and all the lowly creatures and plants and insects below us. We understand today that this kind of thinking is backward. It doesn’t have a place in the study of nature.
** Share ways that you know the Great Chain of Being paradigm has affected your thinking. –