Are humans inherently violent? | living science

The first human civilizations appeared between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago; since then, humans as a species have been completely at peace for approximately 268 years. And as many as a billion people may have perished as a direct result of the war, according to “What Every Person Should Know About War” (Free Press, 2003).

Violence is clearly not a modern phenomenon, but is it an inherent part of being human? Have we evolved to be aggressive?

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