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Are humans natural things or man-made things?
- Anonymous (age 11)
Tampines North Primary School, SIngapore
That's a pretty tricky question. It all depends on how you define
man-made. If you think about it, our parents made us. But on the other
hand, we are natural beings like other plants and animals. So just to
make sure, I checked Webster's Collegiate Dictionary to see what they
say about man-made.
man-made (adjective): manufactured, created, or constructed by human beings; specifically: synthetic
So according to the definition of man-made, we must be natural
beings because we are neither manufactured, created, constructed, or
synthetic. We grow, which is something man-made things do not tend to
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