I was too stirred to sleep last night thinking about what defines “natural.” At some point in our evolution the things we make, as a species, became unnatural. Was it when we started using tools to hunt? Was it the rounding out of a rock that came to be known as the wheel? Was it when we added heat to our food? Or was it as late as the combustion engine?
If a fellow ape, say a chimpanzee, rolls a handful of mud into a ball, is that ball considered unnatural?
We are natural animals, and we build everything from natural bases, using our natural hands, guided by our natural minds. Everything that makes us human arose from nature, but our creations are deemed unnatural.