Nature versus Nurture

BBC talks about nature vs. nurture in the context of the Olympics, including historical context. I recently had a discussion similar to this to do with biological immunities and disease susceptibility with a friend, one big question we encountered was: Has enough time passed for genetic selection to really have a significant effect? Our sample rate was <100 years, but even with the slavery context here, I don't think you're talking about that many generation. Also, as crash course has taught us, slaves imported into South America and the Caribbean for hard labour did not survive, a constant supply of new slaves were needed to keep the plantations running. There were no children to produce a legacy. (via Most Watched Today)

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NSFW. As a study of the plugged in generation, this somehow managed to not be too critical, although still fairly biassed, and at the same time be pretty self-reflective. It presents it’s viewpoint without shouting, and lets you make of them what you will.

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