[Ads-l] nature or nurture

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Fri Mar 19 13:06:10 UTC 2021

Francis Galton (1822-1911) is often credited with coining "nature versus nurture." Or "nature or nurture."
But google books has "guardianship by nature [,] or nurture" as a legal phrase going back to at least 1820, and maybe (in heinonline or elsewhere) yet earlier.


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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