Resin, rare earth magnets, iron
Since around 2007, the Junior Oxford Dictionary has removed biological words in favour of technological terms. Although language changes over time, this points to a disconnection with nature as we know it; what once seemed familiar is made strange. Language forms the basis of our understanding and ability to engage with life; without the language to describe our natural environment, how can it maintain a place of social and cultural importance? It also implies a superseding of nature by technology, which is concerning for the future of both.
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