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Friday, November 20, 2015

Nature vs Nurture vs Culture

Here's the great debate of the day...

What determines which culture you belong to?

Is it the genes you were born with? (nature)

Is it the way you were raised? (nurture)

Does nature vs nurture vary depending on what the circumstances are?

In the Time and Shadows series Sam is racially mixed, but raised in a Catholic all-girls school with little input from either her Spanish mother or her Canadian father. She considers herself a normal Commonwealth citizen but is judged by her skin(which is darker than European White), and by her mother's Spanish citizenship.

So what really matters? Are genetics the be all and end all of who you are? Can nurture influence people? Is your culture genetic or learned?

Tell me what you think in the comments below and please remember to keep it friendly. This a scientific question and we need to consider all angles.

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