In the early stages of human interaction with their natural environment, humans were greatly influenced by nature, as they had low levels of technology. They adapted to the dictates of Nature, listened to Nature, and were afraid of its fury and worshipped it. This happened because the level of technology was very low and the stage of human social development was also primitive. Thus, this is how humans were “naturalised” and this naturalisation of humans is also termed as ‘environmental determinism’.
With the passage of time, people begin to understand their environment and the forces of nature. With social and cultural development, humans developed better and more efficient technology. Humans created possibilities with the resources obtained from the environment and nature. Thus, this is referred to as the humanisation of nature, which is often termed as possibilism.