Monday, April 9, 2012
As Nature Made Him
After I finished reading the book, I started questioning whether what the doctors and parents of Bruce did was wrong. Of course, Bruce's parents wanted the best for him and were just looking after him. The Dr. just wanted to be known as someone who took a big step into science. This is a HUGE case dealing with "Nature vs. Nurture". In my opinion, I think nature will, most of the time, win over nurture. Nature is something you are born with, you don't have to learn it, you are already know it. Nurture teaches you to do things a certain way. That's what went wrong in the case of Bruce. Although he was taught to act and look like a girl, he never felt like one. Deep inside he knew he was different. How can someone know they're not supposed to be the person they were taught to be? That's how big and mysterious science is. You can't cheat nature.