Are humans inherently violent? | Live Science

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

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

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