Nature Vs Nurture Debate

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Every human is made differently. From the day they are born, no two strands of DNA are even close to being similar. Not only is everyone’s chemical makeup different, but the way one is raised and adapts to the world varies greatly from anyone else, but what makes the most difference is the way that one’s nature or the way one is nurtured effects them. This debate has been ongoing ever since it was brought up in 1869 by Sir Francis Galton. “Medicine Net” is a well known medical website which explains the theory, “In the context of the nature vs. nurture debate, ‘nature’ refers to biological/genetic predispositions’ impact on human traits, and nurture describes the influence of learning and other influences from one’s environment” (MedicineNet). …show more content…
The real problem lies within the individuals that commit acts of terror, and whether they have been influenced by their own nature or the way they have been nurtured. Their motives lie deep within themselves, but it is unclear to everyone which side of the debate the blame belongs to. Based on immense amounts of evidence and cases, the way people are nurtured is much more responsible than their nature in influencing individual’s to commit acts of terror. With this being said, the way of nurturing can be altered and improved, whereas the nature of a human is inevitable. The environment that someone is surrounded by has the potential to change their behavior drastically, whether it is what country they grew up in, their family life, or their adulthood; there is a definite correlation between traumatic environments and acts of …show more content…
“Forensics Colleges” published an article explaining some cases of serial killers and their psychology, David Berkowitz killed six people and claimed his neighbor’s dog told him to do it and he was later diagnosed with schizophrenia. Jeffrey Dahmer killed seventeen humans and an uncountable amount of animals; Dahmer was later diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Charles Manson led a cult and was the mastermind of an elaborate murder that ended with seven casualties and it was later found that he suffered from antisocial personality disorder (Dangerous Minds). The list of famous serial killers and their mental illnesses goes on and on, but a list that can go on longer is a list of people with the same extent of the same mental illness that did not commit any acts of terror. In most cases of murder or crime, the motives go beyond blaming the criminal’s psychology. Once the background of the killer is examined, there is a clear pattern of past traumas and the way that they have been nurtured is different from innocent psychopaths. David Berkowitz’ early life was troublesome, according to an article by Meredith Worthen on “Biography.com”, he was adopted from his impoverished mother when he was only a few days old. He did stay close to his birth mother, so when she died when he was only a teenager, he fell into depression and began to

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