their mouths and press down their gullets without choking. Sensitive souls have reacted with shock to the elemental drama of life on this planet, and one of the reasons that Darwin so shocked his time...life
cannot go on without the mutual devouring of organisms. "
Sensitive souls as Becker implied who open themselves up to the grand and gory drama of natural history do not come to comforting dogma but to the stormy seas of contemplation. How can one grasp deep time and the natural drama that has transpired during the history of this planet? Imagine how much energy spent and how much struggle endured along with so many unknown stories of heroics and tragedy in the history of life on Earth.