Thursday, January 09, 2014

National Honor: Face Off

According to many accounts, World War I started by escalation of a global game of chicken in which each side let itself be sucked further into the vortex in response to escalating threats to their "national honor. In order to avoid loss of face each side managed to lose millions of lives, destroy its economy, and lose empires.

Another good example of adaptations to paleolithic life that doesn't translate well into the modern world?