War and Peace

PZ Myers has a must-read post today on his blog:

 

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/06/make_love_not_war.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogs%2Fpharyngula+%28Pharyngula%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

 

A quote that gives a good idea of the gist of the post:

 

We are social animals. In the history of our species, I think the most important signature of our evolutionary history is the construction of cohesive social units, groups larger than the individual, that allow us to survive better together than alone. We aren’t warring animals, we’re cooperative animals.

 

After seeing evolutionary biology being hijacked over and over again by conservative – nay, reactionary – thought, it is a comforting correction.

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