Philosophy and Ideas

Are Humans Part of Nature?

 Are humans a part of nature? Or are we apart from it? Do we remain “of nature” like our nearest relatives, the great apes? Or are we the only species to have gotten “out of nature”? The question is more than academic, because the answer provides a partial rationale for how we interact with nature. It’s also relevant to the issue of the nature of nature. There is no question that humans have their evolutionary origins in nature. We are related to all other living things through descent from a common ancestor. As a result of that evolutionary history, we…

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