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 Posted: Tue Jan 10th, 2012 03:52 pm
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Hank C-

  As a physical anthropology undergrad almost half a century ago, I argued against what the sociology folks called the: "Blank Slate Theory." It was their view that the environment that one grew up in determined one's personality.

  My argument was that the primary factor that was involved was one's genetic makeup, which was then influenced by one's environment. The two combined to develop one's personality.

  In my case, my point of view when it comes to the Civil War was not determined by the environment that I grew up in, since most people who grew up where I did have a view of the Civil War that is different from mine.

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