Monday, January 9, 2012


//role of empathy. empathic drive

//the role of aggression, us vs them innate in our biology. Jared Diamond: The Third Chimpanzee, and Gun, Steel and Germs.//

//religion can be used for both. complex nature of us: cooperativity.mutualism.empathy vs aggression.self.kin vs all others are bad (and for most of our evolution this is a good rule of thumb for survival!)
//Christopher Hitchens thinks religion, for the most part, drives this aggression, nonempathic nature of us. Partly right.

>conclusion: we are a complex, balancing duality.

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