Environment Vs Developing Human Ideas in the 21st Century
The ideas of Nature vs Nurture have spent a lot of energy on people. Plato is considered to be the first to realize that he is not only a physical being but also a rational soul.
The problem may be too old…
In Greek Mythology, when the gods created man, they gave him divinity. However, the man began to challenge them. They were afraid of his power and decided to deprive him of his power.
“Where can you hide the Godhead?” it was a great question
They look at the heights of the icy mountains, the limits of the bright stars, and the craters of the earth. But everywhere it was accessible to human skills.
After that, they decided to hide it inside the man himself.
Since then the man has been climbing the icy mountains. You wandered into the deep sea. You cut the moon. His equipment has even touched Mars. But he still wants his ‘lost paradise’.
Man, it’s inside you!
They call it humanity now. It is ‘scientific’ to ask how it happened. Is it an inheritance? Is it natural? Is it a natural result? Are you willing to change your behavior or are you bound to follow through?
The ideas of Nature vs Nurture focus on these issues. New discoveries in genome and quantum physics have revived controversy. Sometimes, the more they get, the more surprised they are. The release continues to intensify.
How to Explain Natural VS Growth Ideas
There are three different schools of thought.
1- Personality is Natural:
This group believes that your personality is the result of an evolutionary process. You inherit a moral heritage because of the complex interaction of genes. They control your behavior. So you have no free will to do otherwise.
2- Spiritual personality:
This group claims that your personality is not caused by nature or by care. It is a gift of some kind of divinity. They are divided on the issue of ‘choice’.
Environment VS Growing Ideas and Evolutionary Psychology
Darwin’s theory of evolution led William Hamilton, George Williams, and many others to the theory of evolution. They suggest that as the organs of the body, your personality is the result of natural selection to survive the most powerful. You do as your genes say.
They suggest that the fear of death, the fear of injury, the fear of snakes, shame, addiction, crime, and sexual misconduct are major examples of inherited traits. Steven Pinker (2004) puts religion, freedom, and independence on the list. William Paley considers cognitive abilities, attitudes, and cheating behaviors to be inherited.
However, there is strong criticism of this approach.
1- There is no single universal behavior that can be proved by evolution. Even the fear of death, which seems normal to everyone, is emphasized in wars, suicide, and suicide bombings.
2- It is made up of 25,000 to 30,000 genes. They are just double the number of fruit flies. Chimpanzees share 95% of your genetic makeup. However, they do not share even 10% of your behavior.
3- People are not as different in behavior as they are in pigs. Extroverts, introverts, optimists, pessimists, criminals, liberals, etc. are found in all societies and cultures. Even identical twins (with the same 100% genetics) and family twins (with 50% identical genes) behave differently in most cases.
4- No genome scientist has a related gene or a set of genes for any type of behavior.
5- There are a large number of organisms and fossils that suggest stages of mediation in evolution. However, no such stages of mediation are found in human evolution.
Environment VS Enhance Ideas and Physics
The discoveries in physics always provide new flesh to the ideas of nature by magnification. Newton and Einstein’s conclusions have helped people to believe that future events are possible with the help of accurate knowledge of natural phenomena. This has led psychologists to suggest that your future behavior may be predetermined. The whole psychometrics process follows this hypothesis.
However, quantum physics has completely changed the situation. Evidence shows that you cannot make two (almost) simultaneous visual measurements. For example:
1- The position and force of the particle
2- The position and direction of the particle
3- Time and frequency of the sound wave
4- Wavelength and volume of sound wave
The list goes on…
Quantum physics has moved us to clarity. In particular, scientists have to devise a “Heisenberg” uncertainty that challenges any tangible event to be accurately predicted in time and space.
Do you think the particles are too small to affect large events?
What would happen if Hitler died of cancer at a young age, possibly with a slight genetic mutation?
Environment VS Enhance Ideas and Facts
“What was the original cause?” Aristotle had asked for centuries
It has been proven that the universe is not the result of an endless series of co-causes and events. There was the first event; the big bang 13.7 billion years ago. What was the cause?
There can be only two answers:
1- There was no previous reason, either
2- There was the first Causer
If you confirm the original statement, you agree that there may be other events with no past causes. The birth of humanity is one of them.
However, if you agree with the second statement, then you are agreeing with the school of spiritual thought.
What About Nature?
It plays a very important role in shaping your character. However, any behavior you find is amended. Second, it is not just nature that influences you, but the opposite is true. You can count hundreds.
Meanwhile, let the counsels of nature vs nurture theories continue with their confusing debates.