I recant my position, man is inherently peaceful, and non-violent. Howzat?
Which fictional universe do you live in?
A univers in which people like oyurself have absolutely no concept of sarcasm. Your trying to invalidate my argument by pointing out a little bit of poetic license I took, shows that as well.
Just to be certain, do you have Asperger's? I'll modify my style and use only direct language if so.
Definitely there is violence in the make up of humanity. Whether that violence is the dominant component of human psychology is something you haven't established. Whether humans are substantially different in this respect from any other organism on the planet is also yet to be established.
I'll mention this once more and then stop responding to your beating on my unfortunate ommission in writing something that I said in passing, in poetic license, but which appears to have become the central portion of your argument.
I apologize profusely ( and that is not being sarcastic either ) that I wrote that killing each other is what we are best at. I don't know that foro certain, and it's probably wrong, seeing that we are very good at populating the earth. That was wrong, and in the world of the internet, where sarcasm is not so easily detectable, a bad thing to do. Mos stupid on my part.
But that's as far as I'll go, and if you choose to belabor this any more, I'll just stop responding, and you can declare yourself the winner. Because since I'm in a direct writing mode, I don't particularly care what you think. We've expressed ourselves. I've apologized twice now, no more, because you mention it again, and as the Hobbit said, I shan't be sorry any longer.
Look, for example, at the canines of most of our fellow primates and you'd see evidence that violent intra-specific conflict is a stronger selection force in most primates than it is in humans. And by contrast, the cooperative behaviour is a more significant factor in human evolution than it has been in most other primates.
Did you look at the links I provided you? Instead of trying debate tactics like strawman accusations and your obsessive fixation on my "ill advised "best" comment, Why are those links wrong?
Allow me to rephrase myself, if it is possible to do so in your universe. We are really good at killing each other. We're at almost constant war. I provided facts with just the USA war involvement since ~1900 to the present.
I also claim there is a genetic component to that aggression. We have no species of Homo left to compare ourselves with, so I use the difference between two closely related species of Pan One is peaceful, and the other practices fratricide on occasion. Just use the .gov link and then refute it, you shouldn't have to use paywalled documents.
We practice patricide constantly, whether through individual (frowned upon) or State sponsored (very popular). I draw the conclusion that just as in the Chimpanzees, we have a genetic predisposition toward killing and are rather indiscriminate about who we kill.