Tacitus was cutting about the 'cunning impudent artificialities
[of] Nero's architects and engineers, Severus and Celer, [who] did not balk at effects which Nature herself had ruled out as impossible'.(2) The Romans invented the landscaped garden, and relished the relationship of ordered architecture to real or contrived nature.
Martha Graham in her early days of joyful revolution made this abundantly clear, as can be witnessed by her well-recorded 1931 confrontation with Michel Fokine at the New School; though violently opposed to the artificialities
of classic dance, he ironically found himself cast by Graham as a staunch defender of its faith.
may remedy some technological mistakes, but they do not necessarily have the power to bring back extinct species or to reverse other forms of irreparable ecological damage--like loading the atmosphere with gaseous pollutants and the earth and water with long lived radionuclides.