New study suggests humans are not naturally violent

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PostThu Oct 04, 2012 8:36 pm » by Mozi!!a


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A new study published last month in Nature Journalsuggests that humans are naturally good. This study adds to the mounting evidence against the popular misconception that corruption is a trait of human nature.
In ten experiments using economic games, scientists observed that faster decisions result in more cooperation and generosity, while slower, calculated decisions show a decrease in cooperation and generosity. The conclusion is that the automatic reaction is to be friendly, generous and cooperative, and only upon further consideration do humans become greedy or violent.From the study:

“To explain these results, we propose that cooperation is intuitive because cooperative heuristics are developed in daily life where cooperation is typically advantageous. We then validate predictions generated by this proposed mechanism. Our results provide convergent evidence that intuition supports cooperation in social dilemmas, and that reflection can undermine these cooperative impulses.”

Any scientific studies these days should be taken with a grain of salt, because we are without a doubt living in an era of soviet style science, where state and corporate entities are using the scientific establishment to project a particular worldview into the mainstream consciousness. This is why it is important to always look for funding sources and seek many different avenues of research. However, in this case, this particular study is just one of many proposals put forward by the scientific community in the past several decades stating confidently that corruption has nothing to do with human nature, as the popular misconception states.

The first time this issue was brought up in the mainstream scientific community was in 1986 when scientists from around the world got together to discuss the psychological and biological evidence proving that human nature is no excuse for violent behavior. The findings that were released came to be known as “The Seville Statement”.
This statement made 5 propositions, which are:

1. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that we have inherited a tendency to make war from our animal ancestors.”
2. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that war or any other violent behavior is genetically programmed into our human nature.”
3. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that in the course of human evolution there has been a selection for aggressive behavior more than for other kinds of behavior.”
4. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that humans have a ‘violent brain’.”
5. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that war is caused by ‘instinct’ or any single motivation.”

Since the Seville statement there have been many more studies reconfirming the propositions put forward. Just this past February a new study by a biologist named Frans de Waal showed that animals are naturally prone to cooperation when in the right circumstances.
As I discussed in the article Human Nature a Self Fulfilling Prophecy, the actions that people carry out today, and the actions that have been carried out throughout history are the result of environmental factors, as well as psychological trauma and manipulation, they can not be chalked up to “human nature”.To chalk the violence that we see around us up to human nature, is to avoid admitting there is a problem, thus preventing any progress from being made towards peace. If we think that human beings are dangerous and violent creatures, then some of us will be able to rationalize and justify malevolent behavior by writing it off as human nature, instead of condemning it as we should.

If we actually condemn this behavior instead of making empty excuses for it, we will without a doubt drastically lower the level of violence on this planet. Individually, and as a species, we can only go as far as our imagination will take us. We are only capable of what we can imagine, and if all we can imagine is violence, submission, and domination, then that’s all were ever going to get.


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PostThu Oct 04, 2012 8:38 pm » by domdabears


"New study"...

I fuckin hate that shit. New study can suck a dick.


Most children have to be taught to share, play nice, and be polite.

The bratty, mean, cry baby stuff comes natural.
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PostThu Oct 04, 2012 8:44 pm » by The57ironman


Demobe wrote: 1. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that we have inherited a tendency to make war from our animal ancestors.”
2. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that war or any other violent behavior is genetically programmed into our human nature.”
3. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that in the course of human evolution there has been a selection for aggressive behavior more than for other kinds of behavior.”
4. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that humans have a ‘violent brain’.”
5. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that war is caused by ‘instinct’ or any single motivation.”

As I discussed in the article Human Nature a Self Fulfilling Prophecy, the actions that people carry out today, and the actions that have been carried out throughout history are the result of environmental factors, as well as psychological trauma and manipulation, they can not be chalked up to “human nature”.

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PostThu Oct 04, 2012 8:52 pm » by Mozi!!a


The57ironman wrote:
Demobe wrote: 1. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that we have inherited a tendency to make war from our animal ancestors.”
2. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that war or any other violent behavior is genetically programmed into our human nature.”
3. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that in the course of human evolution there has been a selection for aggressive behavior more than for other kinds of behavior.”
4. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that humans have a ‘violent brain’.”
5. “It is scientifically incorrect to say that war is caused by ‘instinct’ or any single motivation.”

As I discussed in the article Human Nature a Self Fulfilling Prophecy, the actions that people carry out today, and the actions that have been carried out throughout history are the result of environmental factors, as well as psychological trauma and manipulation, they can not be chalked up to “human nature”.

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PostThu Oct 04, 2012 8:53 pm » by Mozi!!a


Dom Da Bears wrote:"New study"...

I fuckin hate that shit. New study can suck a dick.


Most children have to be taught to share, play nice, and be polite.

The bratty, mean, cry baby stuff comes natural.


lol doom

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PostThu Oct 04, 2012 8:58 pm » by Richc


Well i have to agree because i look at it this way...

Violence, agression, hate and all the bad stuff manifests itself because of ego...

With no ego i could imagine it would be all compassion, love, respect and all good things...

Since we are not born with ego and don't appear to have ego on your death bed then it must be something that has been introduced to you in your early years... Parents, school, tv.?

So because ego isn't natural then the violence that comes from it isn't either. :think:

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PostThu Oct 04, 2012 9:02 pm » by Thruster


Dom Da Bears wrote:"New study"...

I fuckin hate that shit. New study can suck a dick.


Most children have to be taught to share, play nice, and be polite.

The bratty, mean, cry baby stuff comes natural.



Dom, what's gotten into you today?

Why the fuck would anybody watch this????

Why the fuck would anybody post this???

What makes you think anyone would wanna hear this??

How does listening to this, stop whats going on?

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It's through out the world.

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Don't know what's wrong but this cannot be good for the site's business. Chill man!

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PostThu Oct 04, 2012 9:52 pm » by dollar short


Richc wrote:Well i have to agree because i look at it this way...

Violence, agression, hate and all the bad stuff manifests itself because of ego...

With no ego i could imagine it would be all compassion, love, respect and all good things...

Since we are not born with ego and don't appear to have ego on your death bed then it must be something that has been introduced to you in your early years... Parents, school, tv.?

So because ego isn't natural then the violence that comes from it isn't either. :think:

Cheers Mobe.

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I am with Dom on this one:
If you want to observe all the seven deadly sins, let small ones run wild.

our nature is good(id) what we start with, but the base is bad (ego) what we learn with. this is a constant struggle growing up. when there is balance then we become constructive adults, otherwise some one will end up shooting 70 people(norway eg), or in theaters in Col. or become leaders and start wars and even great wars! the most aggressive bad people will always become the leaders. Very few good leaders in our history.

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PostThu Oct 04, 2012 10:02 pm » by Poooooot


Thruster wrote:Dom, what's gotten into you today?

Yeah, I don't know what's wrong, but it's very unlike him. :(
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PostThu Oct 04, 2012 10:15 pm » by Hurtswhenipee


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