of the physical world, and also to life
in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic
The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or "essential qualities, innate disposition", and in ancient times, literally meant "birth".
"Because God created the Natural – invented it out of His love and artistry – it demands our reverence." - C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), God in the Dock, 1948
"It seems clear at last that our love for the natural world — Nature — is the only means by which we can requite God's obvious love for it." - Edward Abbey (1927-1989)
"Nature is the time-vesture of God that reveals Him to the wise, and hides him from the foolish." - Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), The Open Secret
"Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of mankind." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)