Nature Vs Nurture : Environment Essay

2137 WordsOct 29, 20149 Pages
INTRODUCTION NATURE VS NURTURE[ENVIRONMENT] "Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I 'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select – doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief and, yes, even beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors." – John B. Watson. Generally, using the terms "nature" and "nurture" as a suitable catch-phrase for the roles of genetics and environment in human and animal development dates way back to 13th century France. Some scientists feel that people act according to genetic inclinations or "animal instincts." This is the "nature" theory of human behavior. Other scientists suggest that people reason and act in certain ways because they are taught to do so. This is the "nurture" theory of human behavior. The increasing understanding of the human genome has made it clear that both parties of the controversy have merit. Nature gives us inborn abilities and traits and it takes these genetic propensities and molds them as we learn and develop . The "nature vs environment” argument is still on, as scientists debate over how much of who we are is shaped by genes and how much by the environment. Nature The human genome has been proven to determine the different traits that we have, majorly on the physical characters like eye color, hair color, ear size,
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