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by Miller Kennedy - Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 12:42 PM

1.) Genie is a girl who grew up in solitude until age thirteen. A social worker got her out of her home. She was so deprived of social relationships that she barely could walk in a human manner, couldn't talk, and couldn't or didn't know how to to humanly things. Scientist and therapists were too busing fighting over her they couldn't fight for her.

2.) Solitary confinement is a very severe punishment because you are taking away, or never giving in Genie's case, a foundation of life. Talking, walking, playing, and the ability of learning are all a part of what makes us human. Confinement deprives people of that so they don't know who they are or what there purpose is in life.

3.) The experiment of Victor showed the human population what a human looks like without culture or socialization. His story taught us that our ability to learn is a big part of human nature. Learning teaches us how to show/control our emotion, how to act in different situations, and communicate with others.

4.) The nature vs. nurture debate has been a big part of society's differences of what we believe. The nature vs. nurture debate is the scientific, cultural, and philosophical debate about whether human culture, behavior, and personality are caused primarily by nature or nurture. The experiments of Victor and Genie did not quite answer wether these things were a genetic/ human thing or could be learned.

5.) As we saw in the documentary Genie and other isolation children hoarded liquid containers. This makes the nature of humans come into question. Many people and even animals hoard stuff. It makes them think they have a better chance of survival and that they won't run out. In a way it is a simple type of logical thinking that if they have the essential things to survive they will be ok. This also shows that a more complex logic has to be taught or learned.

6.) The problem with Genie's experiment was that they could not/it was not easy for them to help her and experiment with her. They also did not have the right tools we have today to see if she was naturally born with a disability. People were too busy fighting over her they didn't fight for her.  

7.) It is similar to the book we read in 7th or 8th grade called Flowers for Algernon. There was no close relationship for Genie because everyone was fighting for her and then let her go back to the was she was. They forced her to go back to the only thing she knew, her own "society." Genie was herself again.

8.) Nothing.

Jk... We are still human. A society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. We are just people without governmental authority, cliques, common backgrounds, or any activity not in isolation. I honestly don't really know anymore.