Monday, October 18, 2004
Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience and What Makes Us Human by Matt Ridley
I finished reading Nature Via Nurture last night. It's an impressive presentation of how human development is a product of both and how the political/social/scientific debates about the primacy of one over the other has been an oversimplification and misunderstanding. There's a lot of good supporting argument in the form of current scientific research and history. Ridley does a good job of keeping things interesting and disciplined at the same time. It's a good read if you've ever tried raising someone who shares your genes.