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  • But if you were going to raise tough, strong, ferocious men, what environmental conditions would you impose on them?
  • How the mind gears itself for its environment, she thought.

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  • "Life improves the capacity of the environment to sustain life," his father said.
  • "The Arrakeen environment built itself into the evolutionary pattern of native life forms," his father said.
  • They were men from an environmental background of such ferocity that it killed six out of thirteen persons before the age of eleven.
  • She could wait with her sisters — ninety generations for the proper combination of genes and environment to produce the one person their schemes required.

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as in: chemical damages the environment Define
the natural world (air, water, land, life) -- often used in reference to the impact of human technology
as in: conditions in that environment Define
surrounding conditions (such as:)
  • conditions in a geographic area
  • conditions that affect a particular activity -- such as business, learning, or raising children
  • conditions that create a certain mood -- such as one of romance or competition
  • conditions that impact a particular computer system, subsystem, or program

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