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Old 05-12-2019, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by monstro View Post
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.
Good point. I don't mean to imply that there is absolutely zero biological difference, in brain chemistry, hormones, etc., between the biological sexes, just that the characteristics we're calling "toxic" are more driven by culture than biology.