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
It is true that primitive human behaviours are deeply embedded in our genetic code, and even at this stage of evolution humans still seem to possess some of these qualities. Most of these have been important for survival of the species. This is a ver...
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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...
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Humans sit atop the hierarchy of animals because we have something that animals do not possess - executive function. Violence may be innate as the studies suggest but we are able to discern what is right from wrong. I agree that society helps us in b...
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