The Murderer Next Door
David M. Buss
I don’t think David Buss should worry about the theory of homicide he advances here – that it is behaviour adapted over time to deal with specific problems encountered during evolutionary battles for reproduction and survival – being used as a defence for murder. But I do regret how the extent to which the behavioural evolution movement has reduced human beings to such miserable creatures. Accept enough of the argument about the dominance of our selfish genes and you have to wonder at the meanness and triviality of our lives.