Peer Discussion Response Posts


PeerDiscussion Response Posts

PeerComment 1: Amanda

Yourchoice of the preservationists is an interesting choice, which youhave explained well and argued excellently. While you made a goodchoice, I tend to think differently about the war. In my case, Ichoose the conservationist. This is because conserving nature is whatis more important than preserving the human nature. I make thisargument because the environment is what sustains the human nature.According to Nash (2014), the natural resources such as thewilderness are the main things that sustain the development of thecountry like the development of national parks. While I agree withyou that human nature should be preserved, I tend to take a differentview that avoiding the conservationist efforts will end up ruiningthe world for us to live. Therefore, conserving the environment ismuch more superior to the efforts of humans of preserving theirnature. All in all, I agree with you that nature will continue totake the less priority, if people do not make efforts to conserve.

PeerComment 2: Amri Diaz

Ilike the way you explained the Hetch-Hetchylocation and the battle. The explanation gives us a good backgroundfor understanding the context of the war to make an informed choicebetween the preservationists and the conservationists. I agree withyou that conservationists were the most important group and were theones fighting a good cause. I think they were justified because theywere more concerned with the environment than the preservation of thehuman position. This is because the environment is what provides theresources that human beings tend to think we are justified to use. Inexplaining your stand of the conservationists, you have givendetailed explanations that the environment should be conserved. In myopinion, I think without a healthy nature, the human nature wouldnever exist and so there will be no more humans for thepreservationists cling on. Therefore, I agree with you in supportingthe conservationists.


Nash,R.F. (2014). Wildernessand the American Mind.London. Yale University Press