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Originally posted by semperfortis
reply to post by masqua
To deny our very own genetic heritage towards aggression; that which has saved us as a species in times not long past, is in fact the ultimate act of ignorance. (Lack of knowledge of our species, NOT an insult)
While Darwin's theories have been somewhat shown to be misleading, his assertions and findings of "Survival of the Fittest" have been shown to be true time and time again. While some would like to just disregard our aggressive heritage for a life "skipping through the fields of daisies", that is unrealistic and only serves to indicate a victim mentality.
We are an aggressive species and it has not been that long ago we had to be. In comparison to other species on this planet, we are still very young and to imagine we can overcome one of our most important and strongest genetic traits just because "we want to", is the height of arrogance and lack of understanding of us as a species
If there ever should be an event which would immediately stop all earthly wars, it would be a threat from 'out there somewhere'... a new enemy which would force a temporary global cooperation to fight. If not found to be a threat, it may still cause somewhat of a shift in the human instinct toward aggression, if only due to the huge culture shock such a discovery might produce.