Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Let's start with the basis for this arguement. 1. Man is a predator 2. Man preys on man and eats self. 3. The killer instinct is in our genes. According to Killer Ape theory, which explains how war may have begun, and why man is violent, we have excerpts from Robert Ardrey, the founder of Killer Ape theory. # Man is a predator whose natural instinct is to kill with a weapon. (316) http://www.users.muohio.edu/erlichrd/vms_site/afric.htm. According to the basis of this theory, man is a hunter. Sometime in the past, before modern civ, this hunting instinct was useful, as these stone cold killers were considered hero's. They killed the food! Now however that we don't kill our food anymore, and buy food in the supermarket, it does not mean we have lost the killer instinct. Now, my personal opinion is, this would actually slow down evolution and be harmful to a species if it eats itself much in the same way it would harm your body if your body started eating itself. However, in the past there were not as many people, there were maybe only groups of families, and these families likely killed anything they saw, human or not, because they could not talk or communicate. This means another human would be just as much of a threat as any other wild animal. In this context, the theory makes more sense. Is this theory plausable? Are we really just Killer Apes? What is the likelyhood, if we are Killer Apes, with the natural instinct to kill with a weapon, that we will kill ourselves with a weapon as a species?