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Old 03-14-2018, 11:57 AM   #1097 (permalink)
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Subconscient it's the key...
The autruistic behavior it's for the ones of their group, cause in the deep of their minds they know they need each other in a comunity.
I saw a documentary showing even canibalism among chimps of different groups, killing for the domain of a fig tree.

Humans are more than 99% chimps, in genetic terms.
Human history it's dirty enough.

Originally Posted by niky View Post
Humans aren't chimps.

And chimps do exhibit altruistic behaviour without expectation of reward, as do humans.

Charity of the apes

We both have the capacity for either savagery or altruism. Like many intelligent mammals. Dolphins, for example, have shown altruistic behaviour towards both humans other intelligent cetaceans, while at the same time exhibiting hostile and sometimes deadly intent towards same.

Yet the fact that the savagery exists does not erase the fact that *most* people in a population are benevolent in nature. Civilization would not exist otherwise.

You're looking at it as laws guiding human behaviour. Laws haven't been around as long as people have. Laws merely codify social conventions that were there in the first place.