Is war innate in human beings?

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This week we've seen some surprising diplomatic moves from world leaders on the civil war in Syria. But as Obama and Putin engage with words, Syrians continue to be killed on the ground. The ongoing conflict has us wondering - is war innate? Are we as humans inherently driven to go to war with each other, or can we overcome our violent history?  Brent is joined by reproductive scientist Dr. Malcolm Potts, co-author of "Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World", and science journalist John Horgan, author of "The End of War."

 

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