Are humans violent by nature? | Live Science

The earliest human civilizations appeared between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago; since then, humans as a species have lived in complete peace for approximately 268 years. And according to “What Every Person Should Know About War” (Free Press, 2003), as many as 1 billion people may have died as a direct result of war.

Violence is clearly not a modern phenomenon, but is it an inherent part of being human? Have we evolved to be aggressive?

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