Happy birthday Rachel Carson! Says Google

One of the most heartening of Google's doodles ever (for me at least) comes today, in honor of Rachel Carson's 107th birthday. The inspiration she drew from nature — and the questions nature pushed her to ask of us — are with as today as much or more than ever. 

We still haven't become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a very tiny part of a vast and incredible universe. Now I truly believe that we in this generation must come to terms with nature, and I think we're challenged, as mankind has never been challenged before, to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature but of ourselves.


[quote comes from an interview with Carson conducted by "60 Minutes," for what turned out to be a huge story on "Silent Spring," aired on 4/3/1963. ]

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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