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Nature vs. Nurture – “versus?!”

Many discussions about “nature vs. nurture” err in assuming that this is a dichotomy.  In this view, showing that nurture affects a trait or characteristic implies that genes do not, and vice versa. This is a false dichotomy on several grounds. First of … Continue reading

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Twin Sons of an Alcoholic Father

This was related to me as a true story, though to be honest I have never tracked it down to verify it so.  It works as a parable just as well as if true. Scientists study identical twins to learn about … Continue reading

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