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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Yes, well, it's become clear even on this thread that males are more awed by technology, while females are more awed by nature.
    Here's one overwhelming, no-brainer vote for nature from a male. A male who is that rarest of creatures, a neo-Luddite NT.

    The beauty of nature is that it is precious. No matter how technologically advanced we become, we will never be able to recreate it. We can propagate it, we can alter it, but we can never create it out of nothing. In a cosmic sense, technology will always be nature's bitch. It sounds trite, but technology's most amazing wonders will never be as beautiful as a tree or a sky full of stars or a tropical shoreline with clear blue water teeming with colorful fish. Why do we so treasure love? Because we can't master it. It keeps its own counsel and follows its own plan. Nature is treasured for the same reason.

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    I think they're both beautiful, and they're both a product of nature, but nature is more colorful, more twisty, more dynamic, and more elegant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    As I read each post, it seems those who prefer nature over technology are nature's doormats.
    Believing something to be beautiful or appealing does not make you it's doormat. I'm not exactly sitting in a cave wearing crude animal skins and gnawing on the bones of a carcass my husband dragged in this morning.

    That doesn't mean I can't look out my window and think that snow on the evergreen in my neighbor's yard is prettier than most things my fellow humans have made.
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    ~ John Rogers

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    Well, you said nature was more "revolting" than humans (although I'll admit I didn't really understand what you really meant), implying that it controls the people and the people don't control it. That's what I meant by people who enjoy nature being doormats. They allow themselves to be taken advantage of by nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Well, you said nature was more "revolting" than humans (although I'll admit I didn't really understand what you really meant), implying that it controls the people and the people don't control it. That's what I meant by people who enjoy nature being doormats. They allow themselves to be taken advantage of by nature.
    I meant that technology doesn't tend to do disgusting things like eat it's own young.

    We control some aspects of nature and some we do not. I'm not against technology. I like many aspects of it, but that doesn't mean I think it is more beautiful than nature.

    I think you need to refine your argument because it's not making much sense at this point.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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    I voted nature. Although I think technology is really cool, and I love gadgets more than most people I know, there is something about the star-filled sky on a clear winter night that is awe-inspiring and breath-taking.
    The natural wonders of the world move my soul.

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    How can technology be beautiful? :rolli:

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    Technology... seeing it work is beautiful... Seeing how it can work in the background without anybody noticing it being there unless they specifically go in search of it is even more beautiful.

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    They both are beautiful for the same reasons, seeing a well designed machine work, and how it works, gives the same thrill as seeing a thunderstorm in actions.

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    Nature.

    Technology truly is amazing and is often something we take for granted, but when it comes down to it, nature is able to catch me up in a sense of awe and wonder that technology just can't rival.

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