These tendencies reside in each of us in varying degrees. Our species as a whole is made up of both violent and nurturing genes in variable degrees of balance. The natural result is that not only are we violent on the immediate family scale, but on the group, society and national levels as well--depending on the relative levels of External and Internal Locus of Control exercised by each of us. Peaceful societies emphasize nurturing.
At least that is how we read the evidence we have developed.
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Posted by RoadToPeace on Sunday, July 24, 2011.