Why are we gripped by the idea of a human killer-instinct? | Curio

Why are we gripped by the idea of a human killer-instinct?

12 mins | Aug 23, 2020

Researchers on human nature have adopted the claim of an evolved predisposition for aggression. "Through theories about human nature, readers made sense of race riots and assassinations, the Vietnam War and the threat of nuclear annihilation." Nadine Weidman, a lecturer on the history of science at Harvard University, explores in Psyche magazine what makes claims about human nature become truisms.

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From Psyche