Nurture, not nature

Stabroek News
September 28, 2000

Dear Editor,

Contrary to the ramblings of the Wednesday Rambler (SN, 20.9.00) human gene pools do not produce great scientists, writers, and artists; they produce human beings, who become great scientists, writers, and artists only in the presence of a stimulating andenabling socio-cultural environment. As Cassandra told us a few Sundays ago (l7.9.00). "This thing called human nature... actually... should be called human nurture, because nature [read gene pool] might have very little to do with your bahavioural patterns [read great scientists, writers, artists, etc.]."

Human development depends on nurture, not on nature.

Yours faithfully,
M. L. Hackett

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