The Significance Of Nature In Matt Ridley's On Self And Nature

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On Self and Nature Nature serves as a phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations. Nature is here for us to learn and grow. This phenomenon has allowed for the reproduction of both human and animal offspring to flourish, serves as a catalyst for the prevalent thoughts that encourage the innovative uses of technology and its functions have induced mankind into a perpetual state of invigoration. With nature being so deeply infused into the process that humans must undergo to obtain success, one must wonder: why is nature commonly not given the respect that it deserves? We as humans must understand that this can be attributed to egocentric tendencies of humans. This being a correlation between man and nature; without nature, man would not have…show more content…
Humans cannot expect the world to sustain itself, it requires effort from those who choose to benefit from it. Everything is a cycle, and it is up to man to maintain the cycle and enhancing what the world has to offer. In Matt Ridley’s “From Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 chapters,” both man and nature have direct correlation to each other. According to Ridley, although the world does support our species and meet our needs, “…the human species is by no means the pinnacle of evolution. Evolution has no pinnacle and there is no such thing as evolutionary process” (Ridley 195). Although we use the Earth’s resources to sustain our way of life we must think beyond ourselves and realize that isn’t the Earth’s sole purpose. Additionally, in the Ridley piece human ego and how that stops us from seeing ourselves as a part of nature rather than the rulers of nature. Humans cannot allow the human ego to fool us into seeing ourselves as the center of

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