Utah research: Human face evolved to take a punch
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."
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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