Thursday, September 23, 2004

Families - who needs them?

I missed the debate on families in NZ on TV last night but a friend who saw it gave me a run down. Destiny Church people going on about what is "natural" and Tariana Turia talking nonsense about how "people of colour" have some sort of special thing going on with families.

There was some talk of how research has shown that kids brought up by same sex partners show no difference from those brought up the old fashioned way. Hardly surprising since parents have far less influence on their children than we like to imagine.

Gene Expression has a quite good review of the book The Nurture Assumption -
most of the "environmental" input that shapes your personality is not from your parents but from your peers


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