Arts v. Sciences
It is relatively rare in our society for an individual to be incredibly talented in one of the arts as well as in one of the sciences. It may be that the areas of the brain that dictate these abilities are simply too different. Are individuals born with certain abilities at birth, or is it possible for someone born with one inclination to succeed in an entirely different field later in life? It would be a great idea to explore in more detail whether nature or nurture plays the greater role in our abilities in the arts and sciences.
Read and carefully consider these perspectives. Each suggests a particular way of thinking about the development of our abilities in the arts and sciences.
Write a unified, coherent essay in which you evaluate multiple perspectives on the development of our abilities in the arts and sciences. In your essay, be sure to:
- analyze and evaluate the perspectives given
- state and develop your own perspective on the issue
- explain the relationship between your perspective and those given
Your perspective may be in full agreement with any of the others, in partial agreement, or wholly different. Whatever the case, support your ideas with logical reasoning and detailed, persuasive examples.
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