Napoleon Chagnon on the DNA of violence: Do killers have more kids?

| February 18, 2013
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Controversial anthropologist and Yanomamö expert Napoleon Chagnon’s embrace of sociobiology has always irritated extremist cultural anthropologists, many of whom put ideology and political correctness ahead of science. In a provocative review of Noble Savages, the controversial memoir of Chagnon’s years with the isolated Amazonian tribe, Charles Mann explores the uncomfortable, hard-wired realities of human nature.

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