Killer Instinct

Author: Nadine Weidman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674983475

Category: Science

Page: 368

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A historian of science examines key public debates about the fundamental nature of humans to ask why a polarized discourse about nature versus nurture became so entrenched in the popular sciences of animal and human behavior. Are humans innately aggressive or innately cooperative? In the 1960s, bestselling books enthralled American readers with the startling claim that humans possessed an instinct for violence inherited from primate ancestors. Critics responded that humans were inherently loving and altruistic. The resulting debateÑfiercely contested and highly publicÑleft a lasting impression on the popular science discourse surrounding what it means to be human. Killer Instinct traces how Konrad Lorenz, Robert Ardrey, and their followers drew on the sciences of animal behavior and paleoanthropology to argue that the aggression instinct drove human evolutionary progress. Their message, spread throughout popular media, brought pointed ripostes. Led by the anthropologist Ashley Montagu, opponents presented a rival vision of human nature, equally based in biological evidence, that humans possessed inborn drives toward love and cooperation. Over the course of the debate, however, each side accused the other of holding an extremist position: that behavior was either determined entirely by genes or shaped solely by environment. Nadine Weidman shows that what started as a dispute over the innate tendencies of animals and humans transformed into an opposition between nature and nurture. This polarized formulation proved powerful. When E. O. Wilson introduced his sociobiology in 1975, he tried to rise above the oppositional terms of the aggression debate. But the controversy over WilsonÕs workÑled by critics like the feminist biologist Ruth HubbardÑwas ultimately absorbed back into the nature-versus-nurture formulation. Killer Instinct explores what happens and what gets lost when polemics dominate discussions of the science of human nature.

Killer Instinct

Author: S.E. Green

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481402862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7162


Hiding a secret obsession for studying serial killers behind her high-achiever persona, teen Lane pursues vigilante justice against criminals when she believes the law has failed, activities she reevaluates in the wake of a preschool teacher's violent murder. A first novel.

Killer Instinct

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780876858

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2509


A young girl has been murdered, her body displayed on the front lawn of her university campus. The killing is vicious - and terrifyingly familiar. Someone is copying the methods of one of the country's most infamous serial killers: Dean's father. Back at the Naturals HQ, Cassie, Dean, Michael, Lia and Sloane are dealing with a new FBI agent - and Agent Sterling is determined to keep them out of trouble. But Dean knows too much about his father's crimes not to get involved, and his fellow Naturals won't let him face this alone. But as the bodies mount up, the Naturals find themselves in a deadly dangerous race against time...

Killer Instinct #4

Author: Ian Edginton

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 30

View: 3456


Jago is under attack by the Coven’s wendigo army – but the unexpected arrival of Tusk turns the tide of the battle! The two warriors compare notes – and decided to investigate the loss of their guardian spirits! Meanwhile, the ancient sorcerer Kan-Ra begins his own investigations...

Killer Instinct #6

Author: Ian Edginton

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 25

View: 6590


The finale is here! Gargos is back, and while the Shadow Lord may be vulnerable, he is far from defenseless. Kim Wu and her fellow heroes race against time to defeat this monstrous foe. Meanwhile, ARIA and the Tsar have formed an unholy alliance, and are ready to slay whoever survives this Astral showdown.

Killer Instinct #5

Author: Ian Edginton

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 25

View: 8222


Jago is under attack by the Coven’s wendigo army – but the unexpected arrival of Tusk turns the tide of the battle! The two warriors compare notes – and decided to investigate the loss of their guardian spirits! Meanwhile, the ancient sorcerer Kan-Ra begins his own investigations...

Killer Instinct #3

Author: Ian Edginton

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 25

View: 2491


Jago is under attack by the Coven’s wendigo army – but the unexpected arrival of Tusk turns the tide of the battle! The two warriors compare notes – and decided to investigate the loss of their guardian spirits! Meanwhile, the ancient sorcerer Kan-Ra begins his own investigations...

A Killer's Instinct

Author: Sophia Alexandra

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491794380

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1697


Tara Jones is being hunted by the H Group, a group of hit men for hire. Will she survive? And who is Assassin number Fifty-Six and what are his true intentions toward her. Will he save her, or is he just trying to kill her also? Welcome to the H GROUP underground headquarters,where assassins abound and nothing is as it seems.

Killer Instinct Vol 1

Author: Ian Edginton

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN: 1524106593

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 169

View: 8976


The Shadow Lord Gargos has been defeated! But the battle to save humankind from his Astral invasion has taken a terrible toll on the Earth. Our world lies in ruin, and a sinister new power called the Coven has risen from the ashes, vying with the megacorporation Ultratech to rule the shattered nations. The heroes Kim Wu and Jago-their Astral powers weakened by their devastating war against Gargos-must band together with the scattered remnants of the Night Guard to forge a pathway into the Astral Plane. Here, in the birthplace of The Shadow Lord and The Guardians, festers the secret malevolence that threatens to destroy them all...and enslave the world forever.

The Gathering Dusk (Killer Instinct)

Author: Cynthia Eden

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474065880

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 6671


Don't miss the heart-pounding prequel novella to bestselling author Cynthia Eden's new Killer Instinct series!