A question of definitions

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#1
I just read the thread "Mother Nature is Not Our Friend" and something became apparent, people are using a word, and a phrase, expecting all and sundry to understand their meaning. So let's have it:

What is the definition of Mother Nature?
What is the definition of Nature?

More importantly:

When one invokes "Mother Nature", what is the image, and concept, that comes to mind?
Same for "Nature".

Normally, at this point, I would give you my understanding but I am really interested in what you think and do not want to bias your thoughts.
 
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#2
Why Mother?
First of all Mother gives birth...
She nurtures,protects,provides and instills knowledge..

And of course Nature receives ... water, seed , etc. She is the receiver therefore Mother...
 
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Eugene66

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Mother nature gives birth and supports all life.

I thnk when you use the word you must think of the whole eco system
 
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