New findings point out to its relatedness to genetics.Genetic markers for schizophrenia are founded on chromosomes 22, 6, 13, 8 and 9, (De Angelis, Tori.Nature represents what we are born with and cannot control.
In his international best seller book, he argues that we are merely a product of our genes and our main purpose in life is to serve the genes, become distribution agents and ensure their proliferation.
Before we take any stand to Dawkins’ statement, let us familiarize ourselves with what is meant when the term nature is used.
” As one grows from infancy to adulthood, social experience plays a critical and constant role in the regulation of growth , behavior and emotions,” (Glick, Marion E.) Here we are told that social deprivation at different stages of development can lead to abnormalities in the stress hormone system, which may produce severe and long-lasting physical, neural and psychological consequences.
It is also interesting to consider the gender differences due to the change in environment.
Usually, these theories were one directional in the nature / nurture question.
Today, a new approach to deal with this question is emerging.
Boston globe.) These examples reveal the genetic role in our development.
They also expose our predisposition to certain traits and behaviors.
The new school emerging to help bring the nature nurture argument to rest professes that there is no war between nature and nurture.
Indeed, such war would be absurd because it is the interaction of nature and nurture that defines our behavior and well-being. “, cannot be answered by: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, or better yet, MY GENES MADE ME DO IT.