Let There Be Darkness, By Paul Bogard

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In the article, “Let There Be Darkness,” Paul Bogard argues that our world is losing darkness, and this should be stopped. He builds his argument by using several different means, appealing to credible sources as well as emotion. First of all, Bogard brings evidence for why the darkness is so important to the whole world. Humans need darkness; Bogard writes “our bodies need darkness to produce the hormone melatonin, which keeps certain concerns from developing, and our bodies need darkness for sleep.” But we’re not the only ones who need night’s darkness – Bogard points to the numerous animals and insects that benefit from darkness: “…the 400 species of birds that migrate at night…the sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs…the bats
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