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  • Emily commented on the post, Digital Poison

    I really enjoyed reading this! The intro grabbed my attention because I am someone that has issues on social media and could also be addicted. Very well told! Nice job

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    Nature vs. Nurture

    We separate everything about ourselves into two categories, nature vs. nurture. The debate over nature vs. nurture focuses on relative contributions that influence our human behavior, such as personality, cognitive traits, or temperament and psychopathology (McLeod). Our world has...

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    • Dear Emily:
      I am intrigued about your post, “Nature vs. Nurture,” because I always wondered what the difference between the two was. Also, I was very drawn to your post and wanted to learn more about Nature vs. Nurture after reading. 
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: Nurture is anything not natural and has been developed by humankind. Nurture is all environmental factors that make us who we are, such as body weight and hair length. Some other examples of environmental factors could be early childhood experiences, our social relationships, and our surrounding culture (Cherry).” I think this is interesting because I didn’t know nurture has to do with things that aren’t natural like our hair choices or relationships. This makes me think a lot about how nature and nurture plays a role in our daily lives.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you have a very good way you word yourself and it draws me to your writing. As well as, you also state your opinion and also sources from others too. 

    • Dear Emily:

      I am impressed by your post, “Nature vs Nurture” because it is outstanding how two things can get confused as similarities when it is completely the opposite of what the other is. I think that it is clear that the difference from nature to nurture is that nature is something that comes naturally like natural curly hair and nurture is something that happens unnaturally like using a hair curler to curl your hair.

      Something that you wrote that really stood out to me was when you explained what nuruture was in clear way. I liked that you said that something nurture is human made instead of making it more complex I feel like the way you said it made it easier to understand.

      Thank you for writing this article and informing us readers about the differences from nature and nurture. I hope that I can find more information from you because it is interesting to see what you have to say.


      • Hi Luis and Emily
        All those references to naturally curly hair and unnatural hair curlers had me thinking. It’s a strong image. I’m wondering if Emily’s post inspired you to look anything up as well.

        For example, I started thinking differently about this issue after reading this article by Steven Pinker, “Why nature & nurture won’t go away.” He argues:

        much of the variance in personality, intelligence, and behavior comes neither from the genes nor from the family environment raises the question of where it does come from. Judith Rich Harris has argued that the phenomena known as socialization – acquiring the skills and values needed to thrive in a given culture – take place in the peer group rather than the family.


        Seems to me there’s a lot more to explore here.

  • Emily commented on the post, Military

    I really enjoyed this post. I think that the connection between dogs and Lancelot were very interesting. I wouldn’t normally consider dogs as soldiers right away but as cute pets that people like to pet. Very interesting!



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