For some reason, I kept on hearing the name "Lambert" repeated recently. Every time I did, the theme from my favorite childhood cartoon took up residence in my head for hours on end:
Watching "Lambert the Sheepish Lion" as an adult made me realize that the reason I always remembered Winnie the Pooh narrating it was because Winnie the Pooh narrated it; more importantly, I learned that my fascination with nature vs. nurture debate started early. I can graft so many elements of that cartoon onto arguments in my dissertation that it makes more sense to say that those arguments were rooted in it.
"Lambert" tackles the notion that we essentially are what we are, but can choose to be otherwise. So too does my dissertation. It addresses the fact that superiority is dependent upon environment, and that environment encompasses both the social (the lambs) and natural (the wolf) worlds. So too does my dissertation.
I would go on, but I can barely see for all the irony: a cartoon I loved as a child in which the premises of deterministic thought were challenged likely determined the topic of the dissertation I would write as an adult.