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Humanity and nature: who is in control?

In a recent post I mentioned the fact that the study of anthropology began with nineteenth century atheists who struggled to understand why our hunter-gatherer ancestors all over the world made the same crazy mistake of imagining the existence of … Continue reading

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Were our hunter-gatherer ancestors violent?

Yesterday I was at an anthropological lecture in Liverpool University where speakers talked about violence in hunter-gatherer communities. The overall theme was that our ancestors weren’t as bad as we thought. Douglas Fry told us that in nomadic social life … Continue reading

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