What are your thoughts on the Nature vs. Nurture debate?
As an identical twin, I'm more on the nurture side. My twin got an 8th grade education and is a mom. I just graduated college, dealt with substance abuse issues, have held down a job since I was 18, and am now job hunting for a better paying job so I can live on my own while my sister is stuck relying on my parents.
Furthermore, despite the fact I weigh more than her, I've always had an hourglass figure whereas she's never had a defined waist, is more of an inverted triangle shape, and has had much more body and facial hair. I also gain weight in my ass whereas she doesn't. Yet our dna is identical. Of course, epigenetics play a part (the mutations that regularly occur which studies have shown do make twins over time have less and less similar dna). But I don't believe that is purely why we have such different lives.
>>73689>I've always had an hourglass figure whereas she's never had a defined waist, is more of an inverted triangle shape, and has had much more body and facial hair. I also gain weight in my ass whereas she doesn't.
Do you eat differently? Exercise differently?
I suggest looking up Robert Sapolsky's Stanford University lectures on youtube, he really goes in depth of this subject's matter.
This quote pretty much mirrors my own thoughts.
>Mother Nature has plainly not entrusted the determination of our intellectual capacities to the blind fate of a gene or genes; she gave us parents, learning, language, culture and education to program ourselves with
That quote seems like an oxymoron to me, perhaps it was intentional though, nature and nurture are intertwined concepts after all. It just bugs me when people anthropomorphize natural processes like that, sounds too unscientific for my taste. If there really is a Mother Nature, she has a weird sense of humor. Pic related.
mother nature doesn't exist.
She ate far healthier than me growing up because I have a weird phobia of fruit. These differences were clear once we reached puberty and were (at the time) comparable bmis. She had a 27 inch waist, I had a 24 inch waist. Also, she's like 2 inches shorter than me.
Now things are really very complicated to compare because she's had a kid (everything I posted was pre pregnancy when we were more comparable). She is now thinner than me even post pregnancy.
I work out now and she doesn't. At the time of puberty we were both on sports team and I wasn't as healthy as her.
Really interesting, thanks for replying anon
One more question, did either of you ever need braces? (Your teeth being straight or not depends on the type of diet you ate growing up).
Mother nature isn't the conscious of the earth acting on thought, it's just the name put to the aggregate of natural forces. Only way it wouldn't exist is if you don't believe in natural forces such as climate change, evolution, and predation.
You do realise that a lot of Christianity is just a cut and paste job on top of paganism? There’s a reason Xmas is on the 25th and Mary and Jesus are depicted with suns behind their heads…
What does the definition of mother nature have anything to do with religion? Stop making everything about gods