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Old 05-12-2019, 06:01 PM
monstro is offline
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Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
I see no reason to believe that these toxic behaviors are due to evolution rather than culture. Their presence in various cultures is highly variable, from being frowned upon to the norm.
Even if toxic behaviors are coded into our DNA due to evolutionary forcing, that doesn't mean they can't be regulated.

For example, I have no problem accepting the idea that men are more likely to have a genetic predisposition towards aggression than women. But I also believe that aggressive males can learn how to handle their emotions so that their anger doesn't manifest into violence.