Post Profile

Natural born killers: humans predisposed to murder, study suggests

Although it’s unclear whether genetics or other factors are responsible, new study suggests that lethal violence is part of our evolutionary history Humans are predisposed to murder each other, new research suggests, although it remains unclear if it’s down to genetics or other factors. Researchers from Spain have found that a tendency to bump off members of the same species is particularly common among primates, and have estimated that around 2% of human deaths at the origin of our species were down to such lethal spats.
read more


Related Posts

Man Didn't Turn Chimps Into Killers

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser

Chimpanzees are "natural born killers," and their tendency toward lethal aggression is not a result of human influence, a new study finds. The study, published in Nature, looked at chimp-on-chimp killings in 18 chimp communities ove...

Human Nature May Not Be So Warlike After All

Academics / General Science : Wired: Science

Given the long, awful history of violence between groups of people, it's easy to think that humans are predisposed to war. But a new study of violence in modern hunter-gatherer societies, which may hold clues to prehistoric human li...

Natural born killers: Chimpanzee violence is an evolutionary strategy

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

ANN ARBOR—Man's nearest relatives kill each other in order to eliminate rivals and gain better access to territory, mates, food or other resources—not because human activities have made them more aggressive. That is the conclusion o...

Violence: Are Humans Bad To The Bone?

Academics / General Science : Discover Magazine: Living World

Sorry, peaceniks. New research that takes an innovative approach to charting the evolution of lethal violence has found that Homo sapiens evolved from a particularly brutish branch of mammals. A proclivity for smashings and bashings...

The phylogenetic roots of human lethal violence

Academics : Nature AOP

The psychological, sociological and evolutionary roots of conspecific violence in humans are still debated, despite attracting the attention of intellectuals for over two millennia. Here we propose a conceptual approach towards unde...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC