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Doubt on the common assertion that humans are naturally aggressive

Robert Sapol­sky’s study of a baboon tribe which was  transformation from a violent patriarchic, warnongering tribe (like humans) into a peaceful, almost egalitarian and stable society is one of the more fascinating demonstration that the ubiquitous assumtions that humnas are “naturally” violent is unlikely true.

An excellent podcast on the matter is here:

An two articles by Sapolsky:
http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2008/04/05/peace-among-primates-by-robert-sapolsky/
http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2008/04/12/peace-among-primates-part-2/

Robert M. Sapol­sky, Ph.D., is the John A. and Cyn­thia Fry Gunn Pro­fes­sor of Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences and a pro­fes­sor of neu­rol­ogy and neu­ro­log­i­cal sci­ences at Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity.