Nature via nurture. This term reminds most of us of the other similar term "nature versus nurture" almost automatically. We have learned about the nature-nurture debate in our textbooks on many different subjects, such as Readings, Biology, Child Education, Sociology, and, of course, Psychology. We have tried to conclude which one (nature or nurture) affects human development the most. However, reaching a conclusion has been very difficult, though the topic itself is common. That is because we cannot say one is more important than the other in human development.
Matt Ridley, a zoologist and biologist, wrote in his book, Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, & What Makes Us Human (2003), that it is the nature that turns on the nurture. He daringly broke the tradition of established scholars such as Freud, Boas, Darwin, and Galton, who tried to explain the origin of human development in terms of either nature or nurture.
Chapter 10 shows us many "intersections" between nature and nurture including "nature via nurture," "gene expression," and "gene-environment interactions." After reading this, I was surprised that a part of life could be explained by both nature and nurture, when previously it was an either-or dilemma. This taught me to keep an open mind about what I learn because there are many viewpoints of life that I can utilize.