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Unformatted text preview: Nature vs. Nurture Nature Human anatomy is the result of selection and adaptation. Characteristics that account for success in evolution: developed brain opposable thumb bipedal locomotion molar dentition technology sexual and reproductive behavior innate behaviors (fear of falling, crying from pain, etc) Nurture Culture (social cushion) childhood training by family and community Prospect Refuge theory: People prefer places that are protected but with a view outward Refuge: small and dark Prospect: expanding, bright survey retreat juxtaposition Preference Without realizing it, humans interpret the environment in terms of their needs and prefer settings in which they are likely to function more effectively Impelling form Conspicuous Non-consumption (Thayer 1980) Sustainable practices and technologies evolving from negative "ugly" to "beautiful", and wasteful practices becoming "ugly"...
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