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The Origins of Violence

An anthropologist, a psychologist, and a crime writer ask: Are humans hard-wired for violence?

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Is Human Violence On The Wane?

In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Steven Pinker argues that violence is decreasing.

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Science and Morality

In this hour of Science Friday, we'll talk with philosophers and scientists about the origins of human values.

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