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Writer's Block: Nature or nurture

Do you think your moods are controlled by your brain chemistry or that your brain chemistry dictates your moods? Do you believe people are born with particular emotional temperaments or that they are primarily shaped by environmental factors?


Embrace the power of "and".

(I know that these Writers Block questions are supposed to stimulate writing, but so many of them are yes/no or "this/that" questions or I'm tempted to start challenging myself to answer them in as few characters as possible. If this one were part of the challenge, my answer would have been "and".)

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firecat
Oct. 29th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
That would work too. A few other people already used that one.
xiphias
Oct. 29th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
Actually, the way it's phrased, "yes" only makes one statement. Both parts of the "or", in the first sentence, are logically the same, and therefore, the first sentence is a "yes/no" question, as it simply states its question in two forms.

The second sentence introduces two new concepts, neither of which is closely linked to the first sentence, and both of which are logically independent.
firecat
Oct. 29th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Ooh baby, talk geeky to me. :)
kightp
Oct. 29th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Embrace the power of "feedback loop." (-:
webmaven
Oct. 29th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
'hmm' works too. ;-)
e4q
Oct. 29th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC)
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pir_anha
Oct. 29th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
yeah, they don't stimulate my writing, that's for sure -- and you know how easily i jump into the sea of verbosity. somebody needs to teach those people how to write questions in a way that begs for a thoughtful and detailed answer.
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