In ancient times, when nature was perceived as alive,with intelligence and soul, a natural process took place. People bonded with the natural world in much the same way modern people of today bond with their pets or family members.
This bonding process has decreased in recent history……viewing the world as mechanical and less alive . This attitude has engendered a certain kind of belief toward nature. Edward Wilson calls it bio-philia– a genetically encoded or innate emotional affinity toward all other life-forms on Earth.
The more that children are taught that the Earth is dead , intrinsically other life-forms posses less value, and the more they are separated from regular contact with nature and
wisdom , the less biophilia occurs- and so this lessens the genetic encoding for caring and bonding with life on Earth.