Archive for September 2016

The Origin of Human Lethal Violence

Are humans the most violent animal? I am all for attempting to use evolutionary models to help understand how we humans fit in the world and if they can help us better understand why we are the way we are. However, there seem to be a lot of recent attempts to provide simple answers for really, really…

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Aggression and Violence Are Possible, Not Inevitable

Humans are not “bad to the bone” Humans can be amazingly violent and cruel. A quick look at the daily headlines, and the world of politics, makes that abundantly clear. But we are more often caring and compassionate. It’s easy to overlook this latter aspect in our contemporary world. Every now and then we should stop…

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