RE: virus: Strange attractors and meta-religions (was God and

Wright, James 7929 (
Thu, 10 Apr 97 10:23:00 EDT

Mark wrote:
>I wasn't making a hard-and-fast assertion, only musing, speculating. It
>seems plausible to me that the urge to take care of our young is
>(the concern we feel, the protectiveness, whatever) yet the more
>aspects - *how* to go about raising a child, are learned, acquired. <
It doesn't seem as plausible to me - it seems more likely that the
deprived (those raised in isolation due to malicious parenting or extreme
circumstance like shipwreck) would have no parenting skills at all, since
they would have been unable to benefit from others' concern,
protectiveness, whatever. But then again, I am not an expert in this
either - just a parent.
>I know the whole nature/nurture debate has been around for a very long
>time, and we can't be expected to resolve it in a few ten-line posts,
>it is interesting to talk about, no?<
It is indeed.