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HJ Tan

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What is nature? What is natural? Is human part of nature? Should all acts of men be considered "natural" therefore be justified?

People often refute ideas and acts of human by accusing it’s against nature. (For example, genetic modification) In your opinion, what is nature? Is human part of this 'nature'? If so, then, may we assume all acts of human behaviors are "natural" and will lead to a “natural” consequence, therefore be justified?

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  • Aug 24 2011: I often thought about this in conversations around road building and the resistance to "destroying nature" in the process. Always though to myself "The M1 is a human track...as natural as a deer track".
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