Which has more influence nature or nuture?
I suppose that depends on the threat facing the organism. Take washing the dishes for example. Usually not a life or death struggle and yet… And yet this is a perfect example of nature and nuture colliding.
For some reason when I’m on kitchen duty, I actually make sure all the dishes are cleaned, counters wiped down, floors swept and washcloths hung over the faucet to dry.
When my husband does them, the dishwasher is loaded and a few are washed by hand. The rest are left to soak on the counters or are piled for the next load in the dishwasher. The towels hide in piles in various places and are usually covered with jelly because someone set their spoon on them instead of on the counter (to make it easier for me to clean—yeah, I still don’t understand that one)
I’ve taught all my children how to clean the kitchen. They prefer my husband’s way. It’s easier. And as my oldest said, that’s what the dishwasher is for. A pot is not a dish and if you put my cast iron in there I’m make you lick off the rust. She wouldn’t, but it did need to soak overnight. Of course, when my oldest moved out for the summer and had her own place, she cleaned the kitchen my way.
Either my genes don’t express themselves until my children are on their own, or they know how to play the game. Either way, I turned out the kitchen lights and let my hubby deal with it the next day.
Apparently, they are expressing some of my genetic traits, just not the ones I wanted:D