Humans Aren’t ‘Killer Apes’

All mammals are reluctant to kill each other

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

Most of us have probably bought into the folk saying which originated in Victorian times that nature is "red in tooth and claw,” meaning that animals are completely unsentimental, engaged in indiscriminate killing at will. From there, it’s often extrapolated that humans are really no different from our non-human animal cousins. But as with so…

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Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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