The Forest Of Gombe By Jane Goodall

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“In the Forest of Gombe” by Jane Goodall describes her own perspective of the correlation between religions and science through her experiences in the forest at Gombe where she finds comforting to recover from the loss of her husband. Developed several new concepts regarding life, Goodall comes up with the idea of the coexistence of science and religion. Agreeing with Goodall, however, the windows that Goodall sees through have no drawbacks. “Taught as s scientist”, Goodall is trained “to think logically and empirically” (145). As a scientist, Goodall is supposed to be logical and not affected by personal or emotional factors. At Cambridge College, “those who believed in god kept it hidden from peers” (145). Even though her “beliefs had already been molded as that she was not influenced by these opinions” (145), she also has to keep he religion as a secret out of the pressure. When Goodall’s husband passed away, she was devastated and she “rejected God” for a while because she was mad at fate and God she undoubtedly believes in for taking her beloved husband away from her. She thus went to the forest to seek comfort. There, she enjoyed the serenity of the nature, the beauty of the world and the unity of everything on this planet. Goodall’s faith is renewed when she sees the world through the new windows she discovered in the forest. She is accustomed to think separately, in a scientific and religious way. However, during her time at the forest, she realizes how the two
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