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    A mass murderer was put on trial for the killing of 10 people. His lawyer pled that he was born like that so it wasn't his fault. The lawyer explained that the murder was in his DNA and can't be stopped. Is he guilty or not guilty? In the context of nature vs nurture, the meaning of nature is that things like addiction, development, and a person's personality is due to their DNA. The meaning of nurture is that one’s likelihood of addiction, development and personality are molded because of the environment they live in. The debate of nature vs nurture is trying to understand how a person becomes who they are. Is a person's, personality genetic or is it a product of our environment? Personality is the part of a person that comes out when nobody's…

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    Nature vs. nurture is one of the biggest debates that has been going on for years. It’s hard to decide which theory is correct, because both have good points. Nature is the belief that our genes influence our personality and physical features no matter how you’re brought up. On the other hand, Nurture says our past experiences, culture, and how were raised influence how we talk, behave, and respond. I believe your genes have a lot to do with the way you look, but not so much with the way you…

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    he Nature Vs Nurture debate is a pair of opposing viewpoints, concerned with the extent to which particular aspects of behaviour are either inherited (genetics) or acquired (characteristics). It is known that a particular combination of our genes are inherited from our parents. For example, the colour of our eyes, hair and pigmentation of the skin are all part of our genetic makeup, determined from our parents. This is the nature side of the debate, arguing that the coding of our genes…

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    In this critical essay, I will be discussing the historic and contemporary nature versus nurture (nativist vs empiricist) debate that has been shaped as a discussion on human nature for centuries, even now. In many researchers, scientists and experimenters have argued that it is the crucial role of environment and on the other hand philosophers have argued that it is the biological beginnings, now each side of these have good arguments that make it hard to decide whether a person’s development…

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    What is nurture? The debate over nature vs nurture has been a philosophical issues within psychology for many years. Nature credits genetic factors for influencing who we are/become ,while nurture attributes the environmental components. Nurture entails our early childhood experiences, how we are raised, personal and social relationships, and culture (Cherry,2009). Nativists are those that believe all or most behaviors and characteristics are the result of genetics/predisposition. This is the…

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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau stated that “People need a sense of order. Humans are born as blank slates (tabula rasa), which means society can instill proper morality, and thus, a conscience.” Whether genetics or experience is responsible for the way a person behaves, is the basis for the nature versus nurture debate. This argument questions why a person thinks, acts, and functions the way they do. Both nature and nurture play a vital role when it comes to raising a child. However, it is the nurturing…

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    Nature vs. Nurture The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest debates in psychology. The nature aspect, which is the more scientific theory of the two, is the idea that genes have a greater impact on a person’s development. The nurture aspect is centered around if a person’s environment has a more significant impact on a person’s development. Scientists know for a fact that eye color, hair color, height, and other similar traits are in our genetic makeup. However, there is no way for…

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    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.…

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    some instances they end up completely different. But here 's the reality, twins, particularly those twins who are separated at birth, are crucial to unfolding the answer in the debate of nature versus nurture. So the question is, is one a blank slate, the by product of the exclusive,individually unique environment, or the commodity of genes? How similar are twins methodically? There are two types…

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    Frankenstein: The Nature vs. Nurture Debate Pope John XXII once said, “The family is the first essential cell of human society,” this quote explains that society cannot function correctly if the individuals living in that society are not raised properly and in a loving family (Lamoureux n.pag). In the novel Frankenstein written by Mary W. Shelley, the “Monster” that Victor Frankenstein created was basically a baby born into an unloving family situation, which could have made him into the monster…

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