What is Nature?
Nature is everything that is not made by man. So the definition of nature excludes all things that were introduced by mankind.
The definition of nature summarizes natural objects like stores, animals, plants, the wind, the rain, earthquakes. All these human developments are summarized as culture.
“Climb the mountains and get their good things. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
John Muir (1838-1914)
“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
Aristotle (BC 384-322)
“Nature provides exceptions to every rule.”
Margaret Fuller (July 1843)
“Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.”
John Burooughs (1837-1921)
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
William shakespear (1564-1616)
“Nature answers only where she is questioned.”
Jacob Henle (1809-1885)
“We cannot command nature except by obeying her.”
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

How Nature Influences Mankind (human life)
Nature influences human psychology and development in many ways.
Nature is responsible for the growth of a person from the fetus level until development into a normal adult. The genetic makeup of a human being is responsible for their sex, skin color, color of their eyes and hair as well as distinguishing features which are inherited.
Nature does impart some positive and negative traits to an individual.
Recent studies carried out on infant and child behavior have shown that there is significant evidence to support the fact that nature and nurture strongly influences human development especially in the early years.
There is a common saying that “Practice makes perfect”. An individual can improve knowledge by practicing to adapt to all creations in these circumstances or environment.
It is evident that nature is responsible for producing healthy, well developed babies.
Nature is responsible for the normal development of the fetus into a normal and healthy infant, but it cannot entirely develop that fetus into an intelligent, knowledgeable or athlete adult.
Researches show that early human development is quicker and more focused due to nurture as it builds up on the talents provided by nature.
Human behavior is deeply influenced by genetics and environmental influences.
There is a lot of studies in support of genetics and environment that there is a high correlation between life narratives, memories and experiences and at the same time this may have cumulative effect across the life span.
The development of personality traits is often part of the nature versus nurture.
“The breathtaking beauty of nature”

Basically nature makes all the rules of life and living. Nature’s prime laws are principals that do not change.
Man has developed multitude of ways to avoid many of these rules but it’s temporary. Nature will restore the balance according to its own laws as it has done for millions of years.
Human beings live in the realm of nature.
The presence of nature in an ideal, materialized, energy and information form in man’s self is so organic that when these external natural principles disappear, man himself disappears from life.
If we lose nature’s image, we lose our life.
Man is constantly aware of the influence of nature in the form of the air he breathes, the water he drinks, the food he eats and the flow of energy and information.
We are connected with nature by “blood” ties and we cannot live outside nature.
Man and nature interact dialectically in such a way that, as society develops, man tends to become less dependent on nature directly, while indirectly his dependence grows.
Depending on where human beings happen to be on the earth’s surface, it assigns them varying quantities of light, warmth, water, precipitation, flora and fauna.
History offers a number of examples how environmental conditions and the relief of our planet have promoted and retarded human development.
Many different environmental influences have been found to shape intelligence. These influences generally fall into two categories: biological and socio culture. Biological influences act on the physical body, while socio culture influences shape the mind and behavior of an individual.

Biological influences include everything from nutrition to stress and begin to shape intelligence.
Moving outside of the family unit, human beings are substantially shaped by their respective peer groups.
Mother Nature has plainly not entrusted the determination of our intellectual capacities to the blind fate of a gene or genes; she gave us parents, learning, language, culture and education to program ourselves with.
Nature Vs. Nurture

Nature beats nurture as more than 60% of a child’s intelligence comes from parents.
A study of 6653 pairs of twins – one of the largest of its king- suggests IQ is a product of nature rather than nurture.
Research reviewed scores in GCSEs were 62% heritable-while individual traits accounted for 35 & 38%.
Biggest ever study of genetic intelligence involving 18000 children from the UK and three other countries by Queensland University found 40% was owed to parental DNA. A previous study has suggested 50%. You can see nature has a lot of influence on the human being.

(Excerpts from my new book “So you think you can rule the world.”

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