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War and homo sapiens

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New Scientist reports thus:

For the first time, anthropologists, archaeologists, primatologists, psychologists and political scientists are approaching a consensus. Not only is war as ancient as humankind, they say, but it has played an integral role in our evolution.

The theory helps explain the evolution of familiar aspects of warlike behaviour such as gang warfare. And even suggests the cooperative skills we’ve had to develop to be effective warriors have turned into the modern ability to work towards a common goal.

I guess they are trying to tell us that war is more natural to humans than peace is!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/11/13 at 08:00