Nature Vs. Nurture: When The Rearing Of Children

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Nature vs. Nurture Sociology 201 April 6, 2013 When the rearing of children is observed by outside people, they look to see how the child was raised. Whether they were coddled by the parents over every little thing they do, or if they were left to grow up with just the world influences around them, to form them into the child they are. The nature vs. nurture debate has been one of the biggest debates out there. People feel very strongly on one side or the other. I will in this paper describe a little bit of both sides of the debate, and then give my opinion on it. Hopefully this paper will also allow you to help draw your own conclusions as well. Scientists have known for years that traits such as eye color and hair color are determined by specific genes encoded in each human cell. The Nature Theory says that traits such as intelligence, personality, aggression, and sexual orientation are also encoded in an individual's DNA. (Nature vs. Nurture, 2006) The search for behavioral genes is the source of constant debate. Many fear that genetic arguments might be used to excuse criminal acts or justify divorce. The most debated issue is the existence of a "gay gene," which would in the eyes of the supporters of the nature debate say that this would help explains ones sexual orientation. Although it is possible…show more content…
nurture is really about which is more important. No credible observer would deny that who we become as adults is influenced by both our genetic makeup and the environment in which we matured. (Nature vs. Nurture, 2006) In my opinion I think that children are more likely to grow up as respectable adults being part of a nurturing environment. I feel that if they grow up in a loving family that they in turn will become more loving adults. That if the parents are an active part of their lives they will do better in school, excel in their chosen professions and that they will be more likely to raise children who will do as

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