In the previous post, whilst discussing whether or not we are hard-wired for bigotry, Andrew said: "There was a long-ish article about this in New Scientist in the not too
distant past. If I remember the article correctly, the idea was that
intolerance of The Other (defined however you like for the moment)
conferred advantage in terms of competition for food, mates and all the
other things that humans fight over, and that it was selected for over
and over again as humans evolved."
Which got me thinking... Again...
Is intolerance of The Other a pro-survival trait or an example of groupthink
What I'm getting at here is, did "evolution" ensure that those groups of humans who were prepared (and/or equipped) to kill the most number of people (or be the most threatening) were the ones who got to "run the show"? Was this a good thing?