offspring of that female are not that male lion's direct descendants, PLUS lions are social, in small packs of several females and a few males, and males do not kill any offspring there.knorke wrote:Couldnt it be compared to male lions that kill the offspring of the female they want to copulate with? That is instict to protect the own genes.Well I like those "honour killing" as a stark example of something evil that is not very well explained by instinct
Just that instead of the perpetrator the victim is killed maybe because the perpetrator can not be found and then it turns towards others.
Also, they do it even when the perpetrator can be found.
well yes i agree about harsh winters, i'd even say there may be some evolutionary component to that (i.e. total dicks could not survive very well)
Because they band together vs a common enemy and thus are nice towards each other. Without common enemy (hostile enviroment with harsh winters and bla is a common enemy too) they turn onwards each other.Furthermore, if people are innately evil then why would society made of innately evil people make evil people nicer?