Looking At The Issue Of "Nature" Versus "Nurture"

Scientists have long debated the issue of “nature” versus “nurture” — that is, am I the person I am because of the way I was born, or because of the influences of my environment? There are some good arguments to be made on either side of the issue. We know that inherent factors play some role in shaping us. For example, an extraordinarily tall person’s life experiences will necessarily be different from those of a much shorter person.

The tall person might be able to pursue a career in professional basketball, while the smaller individual might become a jockey or race car driver. The everyday experiences of life will prove different for a left-handed person than for one who is right-handed.

It’s also true that our environment and experiences have a significant impact on the person we become.

See here.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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