Havran for The moral virtues, according to the question of human nature 3 7 Aristotle, are produced in us neither by Nature nor against Nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.17 Our culturally induced habits build upon and in turn redirect our natural dispositions. To understand human development, including human political development, one must know something about both the biological and the cultural foundations of life. Genes and Mores As the building blocks of organic life, either in single units or in complex combinations, genes provide the information directives that produce and sustain organic development in nature. In the realm of politics, the corresponding role is taken on by mores. Mores are the building blocks of political life. Havran 2016.