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Thank you so much for these comics. They are wonderful visual representations that I use to teach Life Science and Biology, while making students and people in general think differently about the world around them.
This is beautiful and so true & everyone should have a copy of this to show the world and to show there kids and then show there grandkids. Thank you!
Lovely resource for inquiry science curriculum I’ll be using with our 300 7th graders in Orinda, California. Thank you so much. Sue Boudreau
I find your work very inspiring. Never stop creating!
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This is fascinating to see this perspective in the context of the book I am reading, “The Tree” by Colin Tudge. Thanks, with much appreciation of the world that they make possible to be creative in.
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This could serve as an incredible introduction to introduction into natural home building. Will send to the executive director of Community Rebuilds (communityrebuilds.org) and other straw bale and natural builders. Thank you!
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Once again your attention to detail leaves us breathless. Congratulations on yet another thoughtful piece.
Interesting cartoon, but what it neglected to mention is that the tree needs water also to grow, not just air..
But in essence this is a world view that should not stop at the imaginary barrier between Nature and the Human world. All the world “things” are made from the same building blocks if you go to a small enough scale. The tree is built from the same stuff as the skyscraper.
But I like the way the cartoonist pushes a more organic way of producing and building.
It is certainly the way that the world will go I think.
It does mention the water element, but doesn’t emphasize it greatly..
Thank you for this insight in the world around me *us ! (: ^.^
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Amazing! I love it
Amazing Comic, as usual.
One quick question, did you take your inspiration for this from one of Feynman’s videos on the trees carbon coming from the air’s carbon?
Don’t stop doing this man, you are just tooooo good.
Yes – glad you mentioned that ‘Nature’ has a 3.8 billion year start on us in the field of ‘design’ and construction…. …but we’re getting there. Nice dream though -the ability to construct what we need for our civilisation from thin air…. Thanks again Stuart -lovely images, really well drawn!! – love the way you draw trees! You somehow manage to capture their majesty…
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