Dearest Sprout, I wrote to you last week as if you were a fact, but right now- just yet, you're not. All that I said about how we're trying to make you come to life, that's all real and happening- but today you're still just a hope. Hope is a powerful thing. It's been my … Continue reading Letters to the editor, part II.
Last week, I waxed poetic about my feelings on the matter of Nature vs. Nurture... I think it's pretty clear that I value Nurture far more than Nature. But, do I? Am I simply justifying this path I'm considering in the face of mounting odds? Am I simply justifying this path I'm considering... out of … Continue reading Nature versus nurture, Part II.
I bet this idea, nature versus nurture, falls into the category of conventional wisdom as much as it does scientific observation. It's a real thing, a huge consideration in the course of everyday life. How much of what makes us is genetic, how much is taught to us by the environment we live in? The … Continue reading Nature versus nurture.