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David J. Vandenbergh - Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Nature Via Nurture : Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human

Author: Matt Ridley

Book Description:

I have found this book to explain why the Nature versus Nurture argument is incomplete and naive, better than any other book I have read. I would include the book with Horace Freeland Judson's Eighth Day of Creation for describing molecular biology in a way that kept me reading longer than I had intended each time I picked up the book. The idea that Nature works via Nurture, and that the two are interwoven in ways that we do not always appreciate, makes science exciting.

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