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Unapologetic Mass Murderer Motivated by Darwin Lives in Comfort in Prison, While Victim Trauma Continues
July 19, 2017
Stress-caused mental illnesses skyrocketed after a Darwin-inspired mass murderer went on a killing spree in 2011.
Elephants, Mammoths, and Terror: The Ivory Trade Crisis
August 28, 2015
Terror organizations are slaughtering elephants at alarming rates to sell the ivory in Asia and buy weapons. What to do?
Do Nature's Editors Want Another French Revolution?
January 15, 2015
By glorifying the French Revolution without mentioning its atrocities, Nature's editors give a terrible message about terrorism.
Harvard Evolutionists Justify Terror as Darwinian Fitness
January 3, 2015
Their "study" involved native tribespeople, but the amoral implications give aid and comfort to evildoers.
Can evolutionary theory explain terrorism?
July 2, 2011
In military strategy, it is vital to know what the enemy is up to. Can evolutionary theory help? An interdisciplinary team at the University of Miami got their heads together and appealed to an evolutionary notion called the “Red Queen” hypothesis, and claimed it provides a “Pattern in Escalations in Insurgent and Terrorist Activity” that is neutral regarding the good guys and the bad guys. It resembles, they argue, how pedators and prey evolve in nature. They offer their model as a way military planners can have the ability “to estimate not only the number of fatalities but how often attacks that result in fatalities will take place.” They applied their pattern prediction to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. How robust is this notion, and should evolutionary theory take credit for it?