Re: 100% Natural

E. Shaun Russell (
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 20:03:02 -0700 (PDT)

On 13\09\96, Curt Adams wrote:

>The creepiest thing about this meme, to me, is the following logic:
>Artificial means affected by man; natural means not affected by man. If
>natural is necessarily better than artificial, then anything humans do is
>harmful (they are affecting things and thereby making them worse), and humans
>are necessarily an evil.

It makes you wonder. If a bear was to enter a 'naturalist' (no
offense to any 'naturalists' on this list) camp and maul a few people, would
the naturalists act and kill the bear? It certainly wouldn't be 'logical' for
them to do so if the bears are natural and they are not. Humans are animals
(albeit complicated ones). We, like the animals, have a primal instinct to
protect our kith and kin. Why this isn't recognized by the average naturalist
is beyond me.

E. Shaun

"Nature is all that is...and all that isn't"