A traditional and long-standing disagreement over whether heredity or environment is more important in the development of living things, especially human beings.
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Their claims have led to both academic controversy and localized conflict.
The “nature of the crime” was too serious to release him, they said.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“We would just as soon stay away from a group that will create controversy,” the Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe told the paper.
The role of private investigators has stirred controversy in the investigation.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years|Shane Harris|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That explanation is believable…but increasingly less so when you hear Jay talk about the nature of his relationship with Adnan.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is one of the most striking manifestations of the better side of child-nature and deserves a chapter to itself.Children's Ways|James Sully
Of course the expression of this value is modified and characterized by the nature of the thing spoken of.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The pictures of flowers which this artist paints prove her to be a devoted lover of nature.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
So it commands the other sciences in all the wonderful and hidden things of nature and art (pp. 510-511).The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
It was Carmena, every nerve of her loyal nature on the alert to baffle this pursuer of Alessandro and Ramona.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson