At 8/10/08 07:10 PM, PinkSkull wrote:
At 8/10/08 05:23 PM, Paranoia wrote:
Nature.Well, having everything nowadays being processed in laboratories and stuff makes people afraid or something, they think that something with natural ingredients lowers the probabilities of getting cancer from them or something.
But if you think about it, everything comes from nature, man cannot make stuff appear out of nothing. So you can say everything its natural. Even if they're processed substances.. nature created them or they're ingredients at some point. So everything its natural.
It's a bit silly, really. Mass-growing vegetables, pulling them up, sticking them in plastic, cutting them up into tiny pieces with a mass-produced utensil and sticking them in another mass-produced implement to boil for an exact length of time is considered natural, but a similar sequence of processes used to extract certain chemicals isn't :/
But it the end, nature is more powerful than mankind, you see, golbal warming is repairing itself.
It shouldn't be :P Mankind as an entity has far more potential for good than nature. Nature is brutal and unforgiving - it punishes weakness and rewards creatures which are most effective at killing. At least people have potential to be good, and most of us, in general, are.
At 8/10/08 07:22 PM, BritishMoose wrote
Nowadays, it's quite the opposite. I find images, like the one enclosed, to be disgusting because it's not natural and simply horrid to the poor chickens. You can't look at this picture and think it's right, can you?
I agree - that is most definately bad. But it's not bad because it's unnatural - it's bad because it's just nasty. You're falling into the same trap of equating 'natural' with 'good' and 'unnatural' with 'bad'. Animal cruelty is bad regardless of the form it takes.
Besides, who exactly defines what's natural and what isn't anyway? It's not like a farm of any size is a truly natural environment for an animal, regardless of how nice it is for them.