“We can build a more pacific society if we wish.”

HOW HUMANS EVOLVED TO HURT EACH OTHER

Humans evolved to harm each other. We weren’t always this way, and we may not always have to be.

Could humanity then someday “outgrow” our evolutionary drive toward hurting each other? “From our point of view, the main message of our study is that no matter how violent or pacific we were in the origin, we can modulate the level of interpersonal violence by changing our social environment,” Gómez says. “We can build a more pacific society if we wish.”

Read the rest on Popular Science, here.

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