How humans are natural born killers biologically programmed to use lethal force on each other
Human beings really are natural born killers - biologically programmed to use lethal force on each other, a study claims.
The researchers found around one in 50 deaths in the earliest human and Neanderthal bands 50,000 years ago were the result of foul play - roughly the same frequency as apes and monkeys.
These included deaths from cannibalism, executions, infanticide and war.
Fortunately for us, culture and modern civilisation mercifully means modern humans are no longer so prone to follow our instincts.
The level of inter-human killing is now on average around 1 in 10,000 worldwide.... read more
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