In biology, the term “nature” refers to the genetic and inherited disposition of an individual. In other words, the term “nature” refers to an individual’s phenotypes that are a result of his or her genotypes.
In biology, the term “nurture” refers to the impacts that the environment and one’s daily encounters has on the individual’s disposition and traits.
Thus, saying “nature is designed for nurture” suggests that genes are designed to take their cues from the environment. The saying suggests that genetics do not solely define an individual. This saying refers to the belief that genes provide the platform on which a plethora of plays can occur. Which play an individual actually manifests is largely influenced and modified by his or her life experience.