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Originally posted by pierregustavetoutant
Wholly geez. Watch a nature special. Or do a cursory study of biological science and evolution. Nature is violent. Humans are violent. We are animals. Obviously, violent ones. It is perfectly natural. We aren't living "unnaturally" We are just a minor part of nature. To think otherwise is religion and/or hubris.
This kind of goes against what we are taught to believe. That it is natural for human beings to be negative to each other. Children know positive facial recognition from birth. Negative recognition is taught. I wonder how much society and government teach us to be negative..
In light of evidence it shows massive death and destruction. One cannot deny the facts. Can I even call on Dracula???
Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by Gridrebel
I'm sorry, but I busted out laughing when I saw the title. Only because of the insane contention! Hitler, Stalin, Mao, just to name a few
I think I know where you are coming from. As humans we are capable of both great acts of compassion and hatrerd. In the light of this evidence does it not maybe mean that the people mentioned above are the result of a social sickness...
Vlad III spent much of his rule campaigning against the Ottoman Empire and its expansion. As the cognomen 'The Impaler' suggests, his practice of impaling his enemies is central to his historical reputation. During his lifetime, his reputation for excessive cruelty spread abroad, to Germany and elsewhere in Europe. The total number of his victims is estimated in the tens of thousands. The name of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula was inspired by Vlad's patronymic.
Disgusting. Yeah, we agree just a bunch of good ole' guys, don't cha know??? We all love each other and sing [www.youtube.com...
Of the estimated 42 million induced abortions
The “Imbalance of Power Hypothesis” is largely based on evidence of violence in the animal world, particularly observations of violent behavior among chimpanzees, our closest animal relatives. But other social scientists have instead studied modern humans in an attempt to discover whether warfare is rooted in evolution. And, contrary to the predictions of the “Imbalance of Power Hypothesis,” many of these scientists have concluded that humans have an innate aversion to killing others.
Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by AfterInfinity
Thats how it looks to me... that there is some massive underlying problem with the way we live.. I also kind of think that maybe its done on purpose. The more violence and fear we have the easier it is to control and rule...
That said, hell yes humans are naturally violent. One of the things that makes us human is our ability, as we grow from childhood, to control ourselves and use violence only when we have to, ie for defence, or when hunting for food.
Originally posted by Gridrebel
Soooo, I'm hoping the murder rate in the world will go down. Because according to this site, it isn't
Originally posted by rtyfx
This is absurd. Humans are naturally violent creatures.
Watch a bunch of young kids with minimal social skills. You get the truth about the human animal every time. There is no greater example of barbarity out there. Watch that "Funniest Videos" thing sometime. Who's downright mean in those vids? The kids.
Humans also murder each other in some of the most heinous ways imaginable.
This study is a load of crap.