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1. To feed; to nourish.

2. To educate; to bring or train up. He was nurtured where he had been born. (Sir H. Wotton)

Synonym: To nourish, nurse, cherish, bring up, educate, tend.

To nurture, nourish, Cherish. Nourish denotes to supply with food, or cause to grow; as, to nourish a plant, to nourish rebellion. To nurture is to train up with a fostering care, like that of a mother; as, to nurture into strength; to nurture in sound principles. To cherish is to hold and treat as dear; as, to cherish hopes or affections.

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Books about Human Behavior

Hello, I'm new in the forum! I'm searching for these topics: Human Nature, nature vs. nurture, behavior from an evolutionary point of view. I'd be really thankful if you can recomend good books about these topics.

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by EmmanuelHeadbanger
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Books about Human Behavior
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Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... So the genes only pass a trait on for a few generations if it has no current survival value. As to the behaviour of domestic animals that is nurture not nature. We have bred traits into domestic animals which make them less likely to survive in the wild, things like loss of cryptic colouration, ...

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by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
Replies: 52
Views: 44115


... full of such people would be a maladapted group. They would all be back-stabbers, and they would create more offspring than they can feed and nurture. What I'm suggesting above is similar. Normally, it's the beneficial traits that are selected for, but I am proposing a mechanism by which a ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do chromosomses ever get competitive?
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Why are flowers "beautiful"?

“Beautiful” is a relative term. Thus, flowers are beautiful primarily because of nurture: A mother says to the baby: “Look how beautiful this flower is!” Smell and taste are similar. All of us prefer food (both taste and smell) that we were brought up with. While ...

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by Cat
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
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Photosynthesis Experiment - Do LED's work?

... the right one was kept on the sunlight. This was only to see for myself that the plant could survive living under LED (leeks are pretty easy to nurture so I don't give much credit to it). Anyways, my current plants all do very well under the LED lights (I don't have any sunlight in my room so ...

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by Vaucheria
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Photosynthesis Experiment - Do LED's work?
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