The Bactra Review Cognition in the
If, however, I may indulge in rank speculation for a moment, I suspect that
both our talent for working together, and our propensity to do so, were
originally among those adaptations which kept slow, soft, hornless, fangless,
clawless social animals from being eaten by everything else on the savannah.
Cf. Barbara Ehrenreich, Blood Rites: Origins and and History of the
Passions of War (NY: Henry Holt, 1997).