Our fourth and final installment covering Richard Wrangham’s book The Goodness Paradox. Which is the true story of human self-domestication through the formation of coalitions, who transformed and evolved our species to eliminate high levels of reactive aggression, by executing bullies and troublemakers.
(00:00) Intro and T-shirts. Thanks to our Patreon supporters.
(06:21) The News: The Delta variant Covid surge.
(15:39) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
(26:19) Capital Punishment and Social Control. The development of human self-regulation of violent troublemakers in small-scale societies vs. capital punishment in modern society. Comparing and contrasting these societies with modern outlaw culture in the TV series Sons of Anarchy.
(01:09:39) Should capital punishment be abolished completely? Wrap up and outro.
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The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution by Richard Wrangham