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    Nature versus nurture, genes versus environment

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    How do environment and genes influence in our learning?

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    This question is very much a philosophical conundrum akin to which came first, the chicken or the egg. In other terms, this is the "nature versus nurture" issue. Specifically, humans are born with genetic potential. We all have at least SOME potential, though in widely varying amounts.

    However, developing that potential is fully a matter of environment, and there is some research that indicates that environment even influences how much genetic potential we are born with - or the condition of the genetic potential we had at fertilization of the egg. For ...

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    The relationship of genes, or inherited genetic potential versus environment in learning and achievement. Web-based resources for further study, quotes, information and opinions.