To understand the word unnatural, one must understand the word natural, and nature itself.
- 2 a : a creative and controlling force in the universe b : an inner force or the sum of such forces in an individual
- 4 : the physical constitution or drives of an organism; especially : an excretory organ or function —used in phrases like the call of nature
Our physiological nature (or physical constitution) functions in accordance to nature's design. Our bodies operate involuntarily to perform a certain set of functions as nature intends
. Your heart keeps beating even if you think really hard about it stopping. We as humans (and our genetic make-up) are a result of nature's design. Existence in it's entirety was either allowed to develop in accordance to, or is merely a result of, nature's design, which is the formula to which all things adhere, in any case.
Non-sequitur arguments like "humans are from nature so everything we do is natural" arise from chaotic thinking that doesn't respect the different definitions of nature and how they interrelate. Drinking alcohol until your liver fails is an act that goes against your body's physiological nature.
- 1 : not being in accordance with nature or consistent with a normal course of events
Getting sick, or contracting viruses, or catching the common cold, is something that is intrinsic to the original human condition. Viruses were allowed to develop according to nature's design, so our bodies "naturally" possess an immune system to combat viruses.. Evidently, nature intended for us to be capable of overcoming these things.. Flooding your system with distilled/extracted alcohol on a daily basis, will, over time, prevent your body from functioning as nature intended... Your liver will fail to perform it's intended functions, your physiological nature will be compromised, and you will die.
Technology can be used for natural purposes, but I believe it is the result of our advanced internal consciousness, which has the potential to think unnatural thoughts, produce unnatural creations. To explain this, think of natural selection, which is a concept that asserts living things are capable of adapting to aspects of their environment/surroundings that cause difficulty etc. The idea is that adaptive mutations are eventually passed on genetically through the surviving bloodline of those able to succeed, etc. The implication is that not everyone succeeds, and also that not everyone listens to their instincts even if they possess such advantages. We are given the choice to succeed if we want to. Technology can be used to adapt to certain circumstances, or it can be used detrimentally, resulting in laziness or acts that go against our own natural development.
- 7 a : humankind's original or natural condition b : a simplified mode of life resembling this condition
- 8 : the genetically controlled qualities of an organism
This is where the other definitions come in. It all makes sense when you fully understand what nature is, and what it means to not be in accordance to it. When humans develop technology, methods, or habits that intervene with the natural process of life to the point where things occur in humanity that never would've survived natural selection, or they work against the original human condition, or it goes against any definition of "nature" as previously explained, that's where I draw the line in the sand. It is unnatural.