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Are we who we areĖathletic or artistic, quick-tempered or calm, shy or outgoing, energetic or laid back-because of our genetic inheritance or because of our upbringing? This question about the importance of nature vs. nurture, or heredity versus environment, has been asked in one form or another since ancient times. Historically, the nature vs. nurture question was considered an all-or-none proposition. In other words, people argued that personal traits and abilities are influenced entirely …

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…more significant in our behavior, personality, and our everyday lives. This look at which influence is stronger is based on evidence and the authorís opinion. Taking the authorís stand would probably help many to watch their own behavior and take responsibility for themselves. If we can all try to guide ourselves into good human beings, we can take charge of ourselves and not just blame it on being born that way. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**