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Origin, Definition, Concept, Importance
S. M. Umair
There is no "original" state in nature, no nature-in-itself in the sense that a fixed set of characteristics holds true, like the law of gravity, always and everywhere. Nature resembles less a law than a story. And the story is not over. Thus to inquire of nature is to inquire of time, of circumstance and of contingency. What was natural three billion years ago--an empire of anaerobic bacteria--would strike most of us as decidedly unnatural today.