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Not really, it just means people are mean and cruel. I would love to think we all care for one another.....but the facts speak for themselves. It's too many negatives versus the positives. Social sickness???? Well that would explain a lot. Doesn't excuse it though.
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...
Originally posted by phroziac
Why would an original sin transfer to the son anyway? Always thought genesis was a crock of #ocki mushrooms
Originally posted by Eidolon23
The study concerns cooperation vs. antisocial action, and doesn't address our inborn tendency (or lack thereof) toward violence. It still tells me something Good about my species (I've run across it elsewhere), and I'm glad to see it posted.
That being said...
I invite anyone who thinks that violence comes easily to most humans to attempt to slaughter a chicken for their next dinner. I'd be betting that most wouldn't be able to follow through, and those that do will either end up tossing their cookies or find themselves unable to eat the chicken once it's been prepared.
It gets easier through practice, but there's a reason we let other humans do our killing for us- we don't like bloodshed. Those who are able to accommodate the distress violence triggers have gone through extensive training or cultural conditioning that allows them to do so- training which is largely focused on overriding their natural aversion.edit on 6-10-2012 by Eidolon23 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by purplemer
New study suggests humans are not naturally violent.
Originally posted by XaniMatriX
The fact that most of you even think that it is natural to be violent just shows how well their training works, think about that.
Originally posted by seabhac-rua
I was waiting for this to surface somewhere in this thread
Ok, who is they?
What exactly are you suggesting? Reptilians? Illuminati? HAARP?
Let me go out on a limb here and state that if you believe that somebody or some group has been manipulating humans to be violent for the past few hundred thousand years then 'out of touch with reality' would be an understatement.
edit on 6-10-2012 by seabhac-rua because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by seabhac-rua
:"They" are the ruling class, and they have exploited the possibility of violence among the common class for centuries. "Divide and conquer" was the bread and butter of the Roman playbook.
Out of touch with reality, indeed.