My friend Dennis Howlett, writes a thoughtful rebuttal to my Overview contention that human nature has pretty much remained the same over the millennia. He argues that we creatures have evolved and uses the abolition of slavery and the end of capital punishment as a crime deterrent as examples.
Thanks Dennis. This is well-timed, since this morning I am working on the Table of Contents (TOC) Chapter 1 summary, which profiles Boogi and Woogi, two cavemen who seem very similar to the way we are now. You give me pause.
I would like to think Dennis is right. But in my country, the restoration of capital punishment has been well-received by most people. We are lethally injecting with horrifying abandon in most states. Elsewhere in the world, slavery is rampant in many forms and in great numbers. I still think that at our core, we are pretty much the same.
I'd love to hear the thoughts of others. It's an interesting conversation, and I can adjust what I am writing without it damaging the structure of my book.
Tell me what you think.
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