The Chicken or the Egg?
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Are you the way you are because of your genes or because of your life experiences? This nature-nurture debate has a long, tedious, and politically influenced history.
In the nineteenth century, for example, educated people widely believed that “biology is destiny.” Sir Francis Galton did a study showing that prominent people (of which, not coincidentally, he was one) produced prominent heirs, while a study of the infamous Jukes family revealed that seven ...