Quoting form NOVA (PBS):
“With so much attention on explaining behavior in terms either of nature or nurture, scientists at the University of California, San Francisco recently described a fascinating example of how heredity and environment can interact. Perfect pitch is the ability to recognize the absolute pitch of a musical tone without any reference note. People with perfect pitch often have relatives with the same gift, and recent studies show that perfect pitch is a highly inherited trait, quite possibly the result of a single gene.
But the studies also demonstrate a requirement for early musical training (before age six) in order to manifest perfect pitch. Time will tell whether there is a “perfect pitch” gene, but it seems reasonable to think that many personality and behavioral traits will not be exclusively the province of nature or nurture, but rather an inextricable combination of both.”
Nature vs. Nurture Revisited – NOVA
Linear Thinking and Causality Loops. On a larger scale the cause-effect relationships made in traditional fields (mostly linear thinking) may also need to be reconsidered. The linear logic (A causes B – period) will need to be revisited to recognize causation-loops that lare more complex.
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