Sunday, November 25, 2007


Nature, in the broadest logic, is corresponding to the natural world, physical world or material world. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to living in general. The term usually does not contain manufactured things and human interaction unless capable in ways such as, e.g., "human nature" or "the whole of nature". Nature is also normally distinguished from the mystical. It ranges in level from the subatomic to the galactic.

Within the different uses of the word today, "nature" may refer to the universal realm of different types of living plants and animals, and in several cases to the processes associated with non-living objects – the way that particular types of things exist and change of their own pact, such as the weather and geology of the Earth, and the subject and power of which all these things are composed. It is often taken to mean the "natural surroundings" or rocks, forest and in general those things that have not been significantly altered by human involvement, or which persist in spite of human intervention. This more usual concept of natural things which can still be found today implies a difference between the natural and the artificial, with the latter being understood as that which has been brought into being by a human awareness or mind.

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