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The definition of nature is made in a different manner by scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, etc. Nature is a set of inherent qualities being possessed by the entity in question. Each and every entity in this world is marked or defined by certain qualities. These qualities carry out their functioning or working. The conventional meaning of nature is something pristine or untouched and which exists in the wilderness. The forests, wildlife and other natural phenomena are generally grouped under what we call as nature. However, in the process of understanding what is nature, we tend to overlook that not just trees, not just animals, but also the rocks, pebbles, minerals, water, fire, etc. have their respective and unique nature. This definition although, correct in its own way, provides a limited view of what can be referred to as nature.
The difference between what is natural and artificial is explained on the basis of whether the object or entity in question is made by man or just exists naturally. Of course, the entity which hasn’t been altered to any degree can be said as natural. However, the very nature of entities used in the construction of artificial/man-made machines (creations) also doesn’t change. It is the basic nature or qualities of a natural entity that are used in making or creating this artificial artwork. So, nature governs even the artificial world. Read the rest of this entry »