The Guardian talks about the human evolutionary basis of distrust of “outsiders.”


The Guardian published an interesting piece that addresses some of the themes I’ve raised here that deal with natural evolutionary inter-group distrust and “hate” among human populations.  I’ve maintained there is a psycho-evolutionary basis for our innate distrust of “outsiders” and intruders to our social groupings (countries, communities, society);  rather than “fight”  this off and demonize it, we should embrace the legacy of our social past.


The anthropological experts naturally favor the a rosy, Pollyanna interpretation of such “dark” evolutionary human leanings.  They minimize conflict and praise inter-group cooperation and tolerance as examples of “what we are capable of” but still, this is a thought-provoking and timely subject.