lateral     Sat, Feb 23, 2008  Permanent link
My agrement knows no bounds. What could be more natural than human invention, progression, innovation? In many ways I equate the word "natural" with "real". But where's that subtle difference? One is more relational than the other, I think, more relative.

'Natural' is more organic. It's what was here before us. 'Real' is the fundament for 'natural'. On the other hand we can only do what is natural, while we can shape and change what is real..
alborz     Mon, Feb 25, 2008  Permanent link
I'm not sure I follow your use of "real" - however, I'm interested. Perhaps we should redefine these words in the dictionary project once it is launched in the new project space. Take a look. I think "natural," is in special need of a revamping.