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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 25 2011: I once heard a quote that "Nature is Satan's church." This is the idea that all life will do what it takes to survive despite circumstances, consequences, or rewards.

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