A fascinating question–when did man develop traits such as altruisim, morality, culture? Other species have them, but not like us. When did we start believing in spirits and why? When did we decide to decorate ourselves with jewelry and paint? Not by H. Erectus’ time. What happened between his long span of time and archaic H. sapiens to bring these traits to the fore in what we now consider to be humanity? And from all these traits, did we become militaristic? Aggressive about defending what’s ours, or amoral in lording our superiority over others. What made us kill our own without the usual ‘survival’ reason? Or is it how we define survival?
Here’s an article that discusses this. altruismWarfare, culture and human evolution: Blood and treasure | The Economist
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