FYS Techno Ethics on Human Nature

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/13/09 Chapter 8 Human Nature 5/13/09 The sum of the behavior and characteristics that are typical of the human species, arising from genetic rather than environmental factors Typical Arguments for this: All natural characteristics show considerable variance within the same species; natural selection and evolutionary adaptation could not occur were this not so. Human height-bell curve Fukuyama's Definition of "Human Nature" 5/13/09 Average heights have increased over the years due to better diets Asian nations, Europe Aristotle Refers to man as a political animal Was not speaking about all people 70 percent of ones IQ comes from genetic inheritance This brings to light the nature vs. nurture Other Arguments For This 5/13/09 There are no true human universals that can be traced to a common nature, and that the ones that do exist are trivial. Meaning everything is based on nurture David Hull Standard deviation- The degree to which a population varies The genotype of an organism does not fully determine the phenotype. Our behaviors and even physical appearances Three Arguments Against His Thought 5/13/09...
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