This research topic submitted by Brandon Edwards on 3/18/98.
In your proposal you mentioned manisfest destiney as an example of conquering nature became an ideology that the US has thrived upon. This is good, but I think their are other historical examples that go further back in time which describe how conquering nature has become a fundamental ideology which is at the basis of western civilization. For instance look at the greeks and their attitudes toward nature, chaos, humans, and form. Also look at Genisis in the Bible to see what it says about the relationship between man and nature is. I think this historical context would make your argument even stronger than it already is.
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