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tama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 11:28 AM
Response to Reply #78
80. I'd rather not
disagree, in fear of having to engage in a debate.

However, in amiable discussion each participant can present their point of view without fear of being shouted down, so maybe I'm allowed too. My primary understanding of the word 'natural' is that it means all that happens and is, whole of being. From this point of view yes, mutilating organs is natural and so is taking action to prevent disease, all these events happen in this whole of being that we call nature.

Of course cancer is also natural, it just does not behave organically like other organs of an organism, but destroys the organism that it is dependent from - and thus also self-destructs. I think it is fair to say that some human cultures, wholly naturally, behave like cancer tumors. What may be a common feature of such human cultures is that they for some peculiar reason feel separated or excluded from (objectified/ethical etc.) "nature".

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