Moss and a cup fungus growing amid the decomposing leaves of Shakerag Hollow in Sewanee, Tennessee. Courtesy of David Haskell hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of David Haskell Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture From A Tennessee Forest, Singing The Beauty Of Nature And Science November 8, 2012 Anchoring himself to a tiny patch of Tennessee forest, a scientist takes notes on what he sees and hears. He conducts no experiments and collects no samples. Commentator Barbara J. King offers an appreciation of evolutionary biologist David Haskell's approach to science.