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Considering humans' increased impact on the environment, we may want to reconsider whether there is still a place in our legal system for the Act of God defense.

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Act of God: A natural disaster that is outside of human influence or control, such that no one will be held responsible for the resulting damages.
Reasonable precautions: The ordinary or usual precautions that a person would take to prevent damage from a natural disaster.
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