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SyntheticHow Life Got Made$
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Sophia Roosth

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226440323

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.001.0001

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Synthetic
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Sophia Roosth

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.003.0002

syn·thet·ic (sĭn-thĕt’ĭk)

adj.

(In most senses opposed to NATURAL adj.)

1. Of a substance; manmade (rather than objects fashioned from natural materials)

a. Relating to that which is inauthentic, fake, or cheap;

1962 RACHEL CARSON Silent Spring The chemicals to which life is asked to make its adjustment are no longer merely the calcium and silica and copper and all the rest of the minerals washed out of the rocks and carried in rivers to the sea; they are the synthetic creations of man’s inventive mind, brewed in his laboratories, and having no counterparts in nature....

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