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     What is Nature?

 

It is generally the view that Nature is everything that isn’t created by humans. At the same time a distinction of Nature is made by differentiating between living (biotic - animals and plants) and non-living nature (abiotic - such as water, rocks and gases).

Other definitions for nature are that it is…


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Everything that isn't man made
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A primitive state of existence; untouched and uninfluenced by civilization or artificiality
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The material world and its phenomena
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The forces and processes that produce and control all the phenomena of the material world
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The whole system of the existence, forces, and events of the physical world that are not controlled by human beings
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The world and its naturally occurring phenomena, together with all of the physical laws that govern them
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Living organisms and their environments
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A creative and controlling force in the universe
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The external world in its entirety
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The physical world including all natural phenomena and living things
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The forces and processes collectively that control the phenomena of the physical world independently of human volition or intervention, sometimes personified as a woman called "Mother Nature"


Following is a brief review on the listed definitions above, as all of them seem to be somewhat lacking.  A suggestion for another defintion, perhaps one that is more comprehensive is offered afterwards also. But have a look for yourself. Perhaps you can relate to those already established defintions, or find the proposed view also not encomassing enough. Either way, don't forget that you have the option to voice yourself in the forum section.