Humans are one of the few species on earth that wage war. And history shows men are more violent than women. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, why do men kill and rape, and what can we do about it? We'll look at the roots of violence, as we continue our series on human origins.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Deborah Blum talks with Steve Paulson about violence in males and says you can't just blame it all on testosterone. Blum's book is "Sex on the Brain: The Biological Differences Between Men and Women."SEGMENT 2:
Chimpanzees are man's closest relatives in the animal kingdom and give primatologists clues about early human evolution. Harvard University primatologist Richard Wrangham tells Steve Paulson that chimps are the only species besides humans that actually wage war against their own kind. Wrangham's book is "Demonic Males." Also, University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropologist Herb Maschner tells Jim Fleming that human beings were violent even way back in their hunter-gatherer days, citing evidence of bone fragments with projectiles embedded in them.SEGMENT 3:
Feminist scholar Mary Stange thinks the obsession with male violence disempowers women. She tells Anne Strainchamps that women ought to reclaim their natural aggression. Hunting is one way to do that. Stange is one of the two million American women who hunt to feed their families. Stange is director of Women's Studies at Skidmore College and author of "Woman the Hunter."
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