Is Genius Born or Made?. Refinements and Complications in the Nature-Nurture Controversy. The Nature-Nurture Controversy with Respect to Outstanding Achievement. Nature: Galton’s (1869) Hereditary Genius Galton’s (1874) English Men of Science.
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Refinements and Complications in the Nature-Nurture Controversy
“Give me a dozen healthy infants, well formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in, and I’ll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select – a doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant chief, and yes, even a beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations and race of his ancestors.”
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Epigenetic Development: AchievementThe Model
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