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> But with the proper upbringing, which involves learning to respect other people and not treating life as something cheap, I don't think we would need to worry about anyone killing anyone.

That assertion says much about your belief -- but the vast majority of scientists today do not agree with you. There is argument about the percentage of nature versus nurture (genes versus environment) but -- genetic inheritance plays a large part in our behavior patterns.

From here the debate is examined:
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'Reasonable'' Belief No. 1: No one believes in the extreme ''nurture'' position that the mind is a blank slate.
False. PR just asserted a belief in this. As have many (mostly liberal) other people -- but not as many today as 20 years ago as we now know this is not a valid position based on scientific studies.
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''Reasonable'' Belief No. 2: For every question about nature and nurture, the correct answer is ''Some of each.''
Also false. Explained in the article. Follow the link.
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''Reasonable'' Belief No. 3: Disentangling nature and nurture is a hopeless task, so we shouldn't even try.
Also false.


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