posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 06:01 AM
reply to post by and14263
Firstly it must be said that Humans are
apes; we are part of the 'great ape' lineage with Gorillas and Chimps.
Secondly Humans, monkeys, chimps, etc. share common reptilian ancestors before the time of the Dinosaurs and part of us from that time still exists -
the R-Complex. Territoriality, competition, greed, and eye-for-eye impulses are products of our reptilian ancestry and are behaviours more useful for
Compassion and social cooperation are more recent, mammalian developments useful to social individuals that need a sense of fair and justness for the
group to better function. It's innate but it's not quite as innate and powerful as our older, more primitive impulses.
The "Evils" of humanity aren't really something localised just to us because they stem from something visceral that we share with our simian
siblings. What you hate about society is our evolutionary baggage.
[edit on 17-9-2009 by Welfhard]