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Nature vs. Nurture

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Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Are children born with innate ability? What role do parents play in shaping their child’s character? Steven Pinker confronts our fear of human nature and discusses his new book, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. Toni Bentley talks about the "Salomania" craze in America and Europe, Sisters of Salome. Best-selling author Anne Lamott shares her new novel, Blue Shoe, and Marty Stuart pays tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash, "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash."

Steven Pinker

Are children born with innate ability? What role do parents play in shaping their child’s character? Steven Pinker confronts our fear of human nature and discusses his new book, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. Read an excerpt in the Reading Room.

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Toni Bentley

Toni Bentley talks about the "Salomania" craze in America and Europe, Sisters of Salome.

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Anne Lamott

Best-selling author Anne Lamott shares her new novel, Blue Shoe.

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Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart pays tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash, "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash."

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