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Science » Two U. of U. researchers continue to develop theory that violence played a key role in evolution.

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But the researchers argue humans need to understand their violent nature.

"We’re going to be better able to prevent violence in the future if we have a better capacity to react to fear and anger and hatred," Carrier said. "That’s the reason why this work is important. It’s addressing this debate about our history, our deep history."

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Morgan added: "We hope that with our research we can hold the mirror up to our faces and say, ‘Yeah, this is who we were. How do we change our nature?’ "

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