Is this evidence for the inherent nature of violence in chimps and their closest living relatives, humans?
Is war necessarily the fate for the “killer ape” human?
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Book: Introduction to Physical Anthropology (Jurmain, Kilgore, Trevathan, Ciochon)
This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.It seems as though war may be a natural state for chimps and humans, but humans have the gift of overriding emotion and focusing on the welfare of its people collectively, deciding whether war is beneficial or not. Chimps do not have this intellectual ability to “deliberate,” as Goodall pointed out (Smithsonian.com).
Goodall explained, “Well, the part that always shocked me was the inter-community violence among the chimps: the patrols and the vicious attacks on strangers that lead to death. It’s an unfortunate parallel to human behavior—they have a dark side just as we do. We have less excuse, because we can deliberate, so I believe only we are capable of true calculated evil.”...