Nature is all the evolutionary factors which affect our genes. Nurture is all the things which have affected us since conception. The research shows that our DNA (nature) doesn’t function autonomously without clues from the environment, so we need to use the environment to make the changes needed to pass the Epigenome onward (nurture). It appears that the accepted belief is that nature and nurture work together. This was not always the case.
Cloning is often questioned as to be morally acceptable in our society. With the technological advancements made so far, there are many human and animal benefits that will be made possible with cloning. Animal cloning can be applied to many different societal needs and desires, while there are limitations the process is still viable. If not today, then tomorrow, there is time to improve and perfect the process. There will be no learning curve if it is only applied to one aspect of creating an identical twin.
Psychologist always try to find out what leads a person to a certain behaviour. On the nature side of view, it is depicted that behaviour is generally inherited and in our genes, it just sometimes needs a trigger from the environment. To understand certain kinds of behaviour and to help find the causes of patterns of behaviour, gene studies are important. The more one understands about how behaviour develops the more it is likely to prevent outbursts and mental problems and the easier it will get to predict certain types of behaviour. In general, it is believed that most personality traits are inherited and therefore genes passed on by the parents and mostly triggered by environmental factors.
One view on preserving biodiversity argues that it is imperative solely because species have intrinsic value. In his “What is Conservation Biology?” Soulé argues that the primary aim of conservation is the protection and continuity of entire communities and ecosystems, with an emphasis on protecting biodiversity because species have intrinsic or inherent value (Soulé 728). While it is valid that species should be conserved because they have value in themselves, it is not enough, nor is it the only aim of conservation. Soulé elaborates, however, that it is also important to improve biodiversity by modifying the rate at which biodiversity is changed because small changes in the present can yield large-scale results in the long run (733). This
Behavioral geneticists and evolutionary psychologists have both agreed that not only do genetic factors provide specific behaviors or traits but it also shows the limitations on the emergence of such traits or behaviors. What this means is that our genetics will determine how tall we will be to how ... ... middle of paper ... ...es that we are all unique in our own way and at some point will realize our potential and try to achieve more not that our genes made us act the way we do. Evolutionary theory also argues that we are not in control of ourselves as far as free will whereas humanistic believes that everyone is able to make their own decisions. Evolutionary theory also suggests that some ones personality remains stable throughout their life on the other hand humanistic believes that personality is flexible and is resilient throughout their life. Works Cited (Feldman, 2009; Pg.
Nature vs. Nurture Debate The controversy over what determines who we are, whether it is Nature (heredity, our biological make up) or Nurture (our environment) is taking a new shape. Through the past decades, psychologists have developed different theories to explain the characteristics of human-beings; how we feel, think and behave. Usually, these theories were one directional in the nature / nurture question. Today, a new approach to deal with this question is emerging. This new approach finds a middle ground between nature and nurture.
We cannot be absolute when it comes what shapes us, yes indeed we come to this world which specific characteristic, our genes make us who we are but do not determine our future and our possible potential. Our cultural influence and our interaction with our environment make up our experience and step by step build our schemas and our perception regarding the world around us. Nature gives us the first tools in order for us to service, give us the information from generation to generation to overcome the possible obstacles. Then, nurture’s takes over, through the interaction with the averment, base to our cultural norms and rules we shape our beliefs; values; attitudes and behaviors. We learn how to behave, how to interact and how to communicate with the people around us.
Responsibility of a Biological Superpower Humanity has always been on a philosophical quest of self-exploration; we seek to define our place in the universe distinct from and yet intricately tied with the nature which bore us. Our relationship with nature, whether we are a gifted child, a final product, or an unrelated superpower, will guide our actions towards nature in all our environmental and psychological pursuits. With unprecedented free reign over other forms of life, the consequences of our actions are vitally significant to more than our own existence. As the only true biological superpower on mother earth, we must decide how to define our roles and how we will exercise our powers -- all life awaits the end of our deliberation. This is most certainly not to say we are beyond the reach of nature.
While some social science professionals believe that it is one or the other, I believe that we need nature and nature to fully understand development. In this essay I will demonstrate my research on intelligence and development, gender roles and sexuality and how these concepts relate to the nature vs. nurture theory. As humans we are controlled by our brain. Our brain is where we develop motor skills, speech, IQ and our personalities. As stated in my previous paragraph nature is hereditary.