Nature vs. Nurture
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This paper, written from the writer's personal point of view, examines the centuries old debate of nature vs. nurture by focusing on 4-year-old fraternal twins. The writer of this paper defines nature as things that are genetically inherent in certain people. Nurture is referred mainly to the care given to children by their parents, any environmental, not genetic, factor as well as one's childhood friends, one's early experiences with television and one's experience in the womb. This paper details the various results attained by the research done on the twins. The writer cites the differences and similarities in the twins which were observed. The writer contends that the nature vs. nurture debate looks into why people are different and seems to assume that those differences can make people more or less desirable.
From the Paper:"The nature versus nurture debate looks into why people are different and seems to assume that those differences can make people more or less desirable. One example is intelligence. The assumption appears to be that having an extremely intelligent child is better than having a child of average or below-average intelligence. However, intelligence is only one characteristic of a person. The less intelligent child may be much kinder, funnier, outgoing, and altruistic than the more intelligent child. Instead of looking into why people are different, nature or nurture, I think I will concentrate on celebrating the diversity that exists in humanity, whether there by nature or nurture. While both twins were extremely different, I cannot say that either one was better than the other one."
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