+182 In a way, man-made things like technology aren't 'unnatural' because it is simply the natural result of the inventive nature coded into us, amirite?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

also the material is made of nature

by Anonymous 6 months ago

It's not just our "inventive nature"—literally every part of us comes from nature. And the things we make our technology with all came from nature as well. "Natural" is just a term we use to differentiate from man-made items, so even though everything comes from nature, the second human intervention is needed in producing anything, it's now a man-made item and thus not natural. That's not to say it didn't actually come from the natural universe or that human beings are some supernatural thing within it.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

"Man-made" just doesn't have the same negative connotation to it as "unnatural".

by Anonymous 6 months ago

We don't differentiate between natural and unnatural. We differentiate between natural (occurring) and synthetic

by Anonymous 6 months ago

If beaver dams and bird nests are natural, then technically so is everything made by humans.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

That's why I chuckle at the idea of "wildlife" and "nature." Manhatten is just as bustling with wildlife and nature as any wilderness is. We are as much a part of nature as any other animal. We tend to think of ourselves as like ving in the universe, but often fail to realize we are the universe.

by Anonymous 6 months ago