Nature vs Nurture theories have wasted a lot of energy of human beings. Plato is considered first to realize that you are made of not only flesh but also an intellectual soul.
The issue may be much older
In Greek Mythology, when gods created man, they endowed him with divinity. However, the man started challenging them. They feared his potentials and decided to deprive him of the might.
Where to hide the divinity? was the big question
They considered heights of icy mountains, limits of shining stars and pits of the earth. But every place was accessible to mans capabilities.
Then they decided to hide it within the man himself.
Since then the man has been climbing icy mountains. He has navigated deep seas. He has traversed moon. His machines have even touched Mars. But he is still looking for his lost paradise.
Man, it is inside you!
They call it personality now. It is scientific to ask how it comes into being. Is it inheritable? Is it natural? Is it outcome of environment? Have you any will to change your behaviors or you are bound to follow the dictates?
Nature vs Nurture theories focus upon these issues. The new...