Is Humanity Inherently Violent?
4 May 94 11:14:26 PST
I would like to pose a question to this newsgroup...
Is humankind inherently non-violent and/or non-agressive?
Recently a professor at the college that I attend, adressed this point
claiming that humanity is inherently "good" - by this he ment socialy
productive (peaceful, etc.) From my understanding however, the fossil record
shows evidence of warfare in the stages of Homo Erectus and Neanderthal - as
well as canabolism.
However, my knowledge of modern human tribal organization is quite poor. In
the most egaltarian of societies, I would tend to presume that acts of murder,
rape, and other non-social tendancies would be prevalent - perhaps not to the
extent as they are in modern Am