S1E3: Are We Inherently Violent?

Our history is plagued with war, crime, hatred, and atrocities of every kind.  It seems like the one thing at which human beings excel is doing harm to one another.  Why?  Are we born that way?  Do we actually have any choice about it?  

Join me as I discuss whether or not human beings are inherently violent.

SHOW NOTES:

Crime statistics:

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv16_sum.pdf

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/30/5-facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/

https://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_by_country.jsp

 

History of War Timeline

http://www.datesandevents.org/events-timelines/24-timeline-of-war.htm

 

10 Reasons Humans Are Naturally Evil

https://listverse.com/2013/05/23/10-reasons-humans-are-naturally-evil/

Study says we’re not among the 30 most violent mammalian species:

https://www.sciencealert.com/humans-inherited-killing-each-other-through-evolution

 

Bad to the Bone: Are Humans Naturally Aggressive?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/busting-myths-about-human-nature/201204/bad-the-bone-are-humans-naturally-aggressive

Human Nature Isn’t Inherently Violent

http://peacecenterbooks.com/human-nature-isnt-inherently-violent/

 

Science suggests that humans are not innately violent and vicious

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/01/04/science-suggests-humans-are-not-inately-violent-and-vicious/

 

Are People Violent By Nature? Probably.

http://articles.latimes.com/2014/jan/19/opinion/la-oe-glowacki-violence-humans-genes-20140119

 

Chimps

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2759619/Natural-born-killers-Chimpanzees-inherently-violent-wage-war-like-human-cousins-study-claims.html

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature13727

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150811-do-animals-fight-wars

 

The Sociopath Next Door:

https://www.amazon.com/Sociopath-Next-Door-Martha-Stout/dp/0767915828

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/06/books/review/the-sociopath-next-door-ruthless-people.html

 

TIME INDEX:

Segment Start Time
Intro 0:00
War Timeline 2:08
Crime Statistics - USA 5:44
Crime Indices - World 13:48
Pro - 10 Reasons Humans are Naturally Evil 18:13
Con - Not amonage 30 Most Violent Mammals 26:53
Con - Are Humans Naturally Aggressive? 30:35
Con - Human Nature Isn't Inherently Violent 33:50
Con - Science Suggests Humans Are Not Innately Violent 39:07
LA Times - Are People Violent by Nature? 41:16
Chimps & Bonobos 44:13
Sociopath Next Door 46:50
Conclusion 49:14
Song - Do The Right Thing 52:38

 

 

Comments

June 23, 2018 @01:03 pm
Hey Jobber...thanks for listening. I tend to want podcasts about an hour long when I listen. You said you'd like shorter; what is your preference? Todd Lorenz
June 21, 2018 @11:47 pm
The number one factor in all violence in humans is testosterone I have worked in prison for over 18 years and you see very few older inmates that commit their crime as older people most of the crime in this country is committed between the ages of 15 and 25 and that's when most of the violence happens and I've studied this and I really believe the reason is higher testosterone level for young men by the way I listen to the entire hour of this please try to make it shorter next time keep going and I hope that you like this JOBBER

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