The Opinion Page - Room For Debate - New York Times, 12 October 1983
Nature or Nurture? How the Powered Become the Powerful
Introduction: The official recognition by the UN General Assembly of the Legion of Heroes has shone fresh light onto the extraordinary talents of the Legion’s members. Like Olympians and entrepreneurs, the question of how much of their success comes from hard work and how much comes from luck is now being asked of those whose superhuman abilities seem to have so far eclipsed everyone else’s. Have they simply trained harder? Or is there something intrinsic which these remarkable individuals are just born with?
Bio: Born and raised in Newcastle, Australia, Ben is a lifelong writer currently studying his Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Technology Sydney. An avid fan of the weird and wonderful, he has wanted to be a writer since he was five years old (before which he wanted to be a dinosaur).