Violence As Shivering

a: Violence ~
b: Shivering

What: Good association. Violence is like shivering, a biological response to a change in environment. The comment in the discussion , was that most people have analogized violence as thirst, a basic human function. Pinker is trying to re-frame the discussion around human nature.

Writer: Steven Pinker
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 9 2012 1:00 PM

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