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Human Control of Nature Nature has been around since the beginning of all time Nature has even been here since long before the dinosaurs People have been brought up and have lived off of nature and its nourishments Nature is a wonderful yet dangerous thing It can be as gentle as a breeze on a warm summer day or as deadly and ferocious as a violent hurricane in a populated city Although man has lived through many tragic and deadly natural disasters man has always been trying to grasp a hold of and capture a victory over anything that is disturbing Once a philosopher named Charles Darwin described nature as Survival of the fittest Darwin was describing the natural evolution and how nature is always in control But Darwin was not aware of the future capabilities that man will obtain Humans because of their unique abilities control nature rather than are controlled by nature due to new technology demand for space and capitalism With new technologies in the twenty first century humans are able to control nature Whether the dominance comes from the ability to act without concern for nature or to build on an endangered animals habitat humans new technologies are above nature The natural world in the 20th century is changing dramatically In the article Letter to President Pierce 1855 Chief Seattle talks about the white man and the damage he has done to the land without concern for it The cities are full of technology in place of natural items Seattle writes There is no quiet place on the white mans cities No place to hear the leaves of spring or the rustle of insects wings Seattle Seattles argument is deep and powerful in regards to the white man controlling nature and not understanding the spirit of the land People through technology such as building large buildings and large towns are controlling the environment with no concern for the land they
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