Re: technology and naturality

Robert G. Grimes (
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 08:20:16 -0500

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 08:20:16 -0500
From: "Robert G. Grimes" <>
Subject: Re: technology and naturality

Kastytis Beitas wrote:

> Snip

> The term 'natural' loses its meaning --
> there are no need for word 'natural' if all things are natural. Word
> 'natural' carries no information about described thing.
> The boundary between natural and some 'non-natural' must exist. The massive
> influence of human memes may be criterion for differentiation of things and
> phenomena to natural (depending to abiotic and biotic nature with scanty or
> null memetic influence) and anthropogenic (depending to human nature with
> inevitable memetic component) ones.
> >From this point of view the human animal is a little special...
> (And the spiritual things may be are things based on memes only without
> any non-memetic elements... :-) )

I agree that we do not need a word for "natural."

It is purely a semantic question created because of symbols for "unnatural."

To borrow a song phrase, "Everything is natural, in its own way....."



Bob Grimes Jacksonville, Florida

Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore....."

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