Some say that man and nature are two different things. They believe that they are unrelated or even that they are opposed. They say that nature is unintelligent and the human being is something of a higher order. On the other hand, there are those who say that the human being and nature are of the same order. They take the view that the human being is part of nature. So, which view is right?
Well, you know, the human being is actually a contradiction. He’s part of nature and he’s not part of nature. He’s got one foot in and one foot out. When it suits him, he’s got his foot in. And when it doesn’t suit him, he takes it out. The real issue is that the human being is not an actuality. He’s a potentiality. Occasionally he shows his face for a while. But mostly he’s out of town.