Saturday, July 27, 2013

War, What is it Good For?

Darwinian Conservatism by Larry Arnhart: The MPS in the Galapagos (11): Wrangham on the Evolution of War: The reviewer points out that much of the evidence against the theory that making war is a part of our evolutionary nature depends on the definition of war. But the most interesting and compelling argument the reviewer makes is about the implications of the thesis that our propensity to make war is a result of evolution. Believing that humans evolved with a propensity to engage in war is not a justification of war but a necessary first step towards its eradication.

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