This is one of my favorite Long Live Earth
reviews. I get such a kick out of it:
“What a bunch of environmentalist wacko nonsense! Ms. Morrison is over the top. Of course recycling is a necessary thing, however, we didn’t crawl out of the sea and evolve from apes. This book starts out very depressing, going on about what a state the earth is in. This is not a book for any parent wishing to teach their child(ren) about God’s creation of the world. Yuck! Ironically, the trees cut down to print this book could have been much better served.”
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t also get a real kick in the pants out of this comment addressing Ms. Poppins’ review:
Initial post: Jan 23, 2012 12:41:37 PM PST
Anna M. Lightenberg says
: “Oh, yes, by all means, let’s not teach our children things like reality, and facts. Let’s just stuff their heads full of superstition and fantasy. Really? I don’t understand when religious people morphed into these wacky anti-science people. Guess this will just be one more way that evolution will thin the herd, when the under-educated, magical thinkers die off. Sad, because when I was a kid the religious schools cranked out the best science students.”
What she said. 🙂
Or maybe a rock.
Whether in our heart of hearts or the deepest darkest Peru of our subconscious we all know that the omnipresent ambush of technology is not doing our kids any favors. Sure they can Tweet at 6 and Vine at 9 and do god knows what at 12 but the more important question is what are are they not doing… getting dirty? Mucking around? Taking direction from no one and nobody while spontaneously connecting with the planet on which they live?
This Christmas take a cue from Project Wild Thing created by David Bond, self-appointed Marketing Director for Nature. Unplug your kids and throw throw them out the door. You’ll be glad you did. And so will they.
Check out at the Kickstarter video (below) to get the gist though happily their documentary was fully funded on December 6. Now all we have to do is get our lazy butts in front of the film.