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Natural environment

Definition

noun

All living and non-living things that occur naturally on a particular region.


Supplement

A natural environment is one in which human impact is kept under a certain limited level.


Word origin: environment < Middle English envirounen, from Old French environner, from environ, round about.

Compare: built environment.
See also: environment.


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Re: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

From Maniguet, Xavier; SURVIVAL, HOW TO PREVAIL IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS; BARNES & NOBLE BOOKS; NEW YORK, NY; 1994; p031 Man may be considered a tropical animal because when he is naked and unprotected, the temperature of his surroundings must be 82.4°F (28°C) for his metabolism to be maintained ...

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by Gannet
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... shrink depending on the temperature. It may be that several different environments may be perfect for different "versions" of you. Things ... this is sated your craving my disappear. My personal take on the "natural" diet is that ancient ancestors living in a forest will eat ...

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by Babybel56
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:04 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

Ive been wondering about where humans should be living. Where is our actual natural habitat? I know all about Blue Zones and the longevity that humans have who live there....but Where should we be living? For years I have been pondering about Homo Sapiens natural ...

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by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
Replies: 2
Views: 246

How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?

... sums up the issue. I'll quote wildfunguy here: The intuition is that natural selection can only block a certain amount of mutation. But in actuality, ... the random mutations, selecting only the best for the particular environment. Simple right? Now here's my problem: A. A static filter based ...

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by Doom
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:18 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Species Perfection?

As you know the process of natural selection in most cases takes an extremely long period of time depending on the organism and the environment it is adapting too, in other cases it may be a fairly quick process in evolutionary terms. ...

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:36 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Species Perfection?
Replies: 3
Views: 1438
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