|MadSci Network: Evolution|
What I mean by "control our actions" is does it provide the basic model for how we carry out our lives? As Desmond Morris says, are we a "supertribe" that maintains its hierarchical structure and roles in the modern world? As an educator in the humanities, I suspect that our classrooms are "tribes", and that literature basically is a linguistic derivitive of the need to hunt. If primitive tribes hunted, then returned to tell the tale to the rest of the tribe, was this, instead of the agricultural cycle, the true model for what was to become literature? I see in the agricultural cycle the leaving of home, entering unsafe territory, hunting the beast, then returning home through dangerous territory (and fighting off scavengers in the process), then (hopefully) returning home triumphantly? Where can I read more about this? I see this utter primitiveness in Hemingway's _The Old Man and the Sea_. What scientists lay out this pattern really well? I've found only snippets on the idea.
Re: Does the hunting instinct control many of our actions?
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