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View Poll Results: are you programmed to like or dislike certain foods based on the genes you inherited from your paren

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  • nature(your genes determine your tastes)

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  • nurture(your life experiences determine your tastes)

    16 80.00%
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Thread: Nature Vs. Nurture

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    MediaSlayer's Avatar slowly going deaf
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    Ok here is a poll that I think should be easy to relate to, as we all have taste buds. For example, I don't like marmite, but know many english people who do. Why is that?


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    i think its mostly nurture, but your genes do play a part - I think they did a scientific study on this once
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    I cannot imagine how a person could like marmite OR vegimite, without heavy conditioning. So I voted nurture. But it was close.


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    I reckon nurture. All the good things; wine, whiskey, cigars, fine food are all acquired tastes. Our pallates are as sensitive as we train them to be.
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    I say nurture. I hate some of the foods my parents like, and vice versa.

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    Do we have any asian members on the forum? The reason I ask is because it is rumored that they don't eat cheese because it is disgusting to them.


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    Originally posted by MediaSlayer@21 October 2003 - 19:09
    Do we have any asian members on the forum? The reason I ask is because it is rumored that they don't eat cheese because it is disgusting to them.
    nope love it, especially in a marmite sandwich - i'm not sure my parents eat it though
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    Taste is very much tied to smell, and initially any smell is percieved as a threat(defense mechanism), in short it's a matter of learning to like stuff. Maybe

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    just for anyone that cares, when i say "asian" i don't mean indian or pakistan i mean japan,china, ect... sorry for the confusion


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    Asian people tend to have a higher percentage of lactose intolerance. However, this was from a study a little while back and may have been disproven.

    People are also genetically pre-dispositioned to enjoy foods that are high in fat. It ensures that you'll survive the winter.

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