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This should be the most important, most apropos topic that Provocateurs & Peacemakers has ever covered, and we’re taking pains to cover it right:
Based on the cover story in the May 18 issue of Science, in which scientists share their studies of the pre-history, history, causes, and preventive tactics for human conflict in 26 articles, we have prevailed upon one of our favorite scholars, Eric Dollard, to read and study them all, and come back to us with a PowerPoint presentation that will summarize the best from them to inform us on the latest human conflict studies — and give us lots to discuss!
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What evidence do we now have to think that humans (or theirforebears) are inherently violent?
What evidence do we now have to think that humans are inherently cooperative?
Is there now a consensus among the scientists on this?
What have biologists recently learned about the causes of conflict among animals — and about how they deal with it?
What have anthropologists learned about our proclivities from early human and current nonagricultural societies?When researchers compare early, nonagricultural societies with the earliest civilizations, and the earliest civilizations with today’s, do they find that civilization has promoted or prevented violence?
What are six conclusions scientists have reached about how to prevent warfare in the future?
— DISCUSSION DURING, AND OPEN DISCUSSION AFTER —
Then, having solved the world’s worst problems, come join us afterward to create some new ones at The Green Mill.