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This is a discussion on Nature vs. Nurture within the General Psychology forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by amnorvend I don't see nature and nurture as being mutually exclusive. For instance, there's a gene that ...
Nature and nurture are concomitant. Neither is more prominent than the other - both are optimal.
Both harvest the sapient human, both give rise to free thinking. A child cannot learn a language without a functional (pre)frontal cortex, but she also cannot learn it if she has no one to learn it from. Ex: 'Feral' child Genie.
(Of course it's not necessarily so cut-and-dry, but that's a basic premise in this case.)