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American anthropologist, naturalist and essayist par excellence Loren Eiseley used to tell a story about waking before sunrise one morning to walk along the ocean’s edge to greet the new day. Moving through the cold misty dawn, Eiseley began to focus upon a faint, far-away motion on the beach ahead.As he got closer, he could see a young man, bent over near the water, sifting through the debris left by the night’s tide. As Eiseley approached, he saw the youth pick up a starfish and heave it into the ocean. Then another starfish, and another, and another. Eiseley asked the boy why he was doing this.
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