Are We Programmed to Be Violent?

Are We Programmed to Be Violent?

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Violence is deeply rooted in our genes, but the good news is we have tools to overcome our genetic imperative—societal order, morals, ethics, police, and a judicial system.
17 Dec 2016 - General
I don't think that we are "programmed" to be violent. However, on an evolutionary standpoint, humans, like animals are evolutionarily wired to protect themselves. Also, the word "violent" is relative. Taking into consideration that there are limited warfare tools during the Neolithic era, perhaps those unearthed findings are just normal for that era. Also, structurally speaking, our frontal cortex enables us to determine what is morally right and wrong, which is why the t...
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