Monday, August 16, 2021

Nature with or without nurture?


We are nature and we are it all the time, no matter how far away or how close we perceive it to be at each moment.


Are humans considered nature?  Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, material world or universe. ... Although humans are part of nature, human activity is often understood as a separate category from other natural phenomena.

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.   Significant evidence shows that nurturing others improves society's well-being. The once ubiquitous debates about nature vs. nurture have become much less common. Instead, it has become apparent that both our genetic nature and our environments affect our behavior. There is no question that humans vary in their genetic capacities to learn, to be pro or antisocial, and to be healthy. But as a practical matter, if you want a society full of productive, caring people, focus on nurturing.

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