Are we generally good?


I read an article this afternoon (attached at the bottom,) that basically addresses one of the first human relatives (the Neanderthal) that could have been murdered. Blunt force trauma to the head resulted in a unique fracture in the skull that could only be the result of being hit with an object by another Neanderthal. The article also discusses that the location of the site makes it likely that the other bones found were thrown in - making it one of the first cases of mass murder in human history.

Knowing that our monkey relatives (the chimp) display war like behavior, and that our bonobo relatives display love and peace like behavior, which do you think we show most predisposition towards?

I'd also like to throw out, do you think we are innately bad or good, and is there a possibility that we are genetically programmed for one or the other?