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Janzen Takes 1997 Kyoto Prize,
Gives to Nature
Dr. Daniel Janzen, professor of biology, has been awarded the 1997 Kyoto Prize in basic research, one of Japan's three most highly-valued private awards for lifetime achievement.
"By destroying nature, you are removing the stimuli for a lot of your senses," he warns. "We don't want to live in a black-and-white world of human constructs. By removing wildlife, you are removing the complexity of nature -- the stuff that moves, the colors, the sounds, the patterns, the interactions that are far more complex than anything humanity can or will produce or imagine."
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