[...] Violence is purely genetic.
Don´t you think the word -violence- in that case, is a simple hodgepodge. Defensive aggression, passion to kill, to torture, sadism... all them can fall under the concept of Violence. The word -violence-, or even -agression- in
a general sense, can serve as a bridge to connect biologically adaptive aggression with human destructiveness. Something like this:
1) there is a biologically adaptive violence or aggression= and is innate
2) destructiveness and cruelty is = violence
ergo, destructiveness and cruelty=innate
I think nobody can deny that our specie has one kind of aggresive instinct, aggression in the sense of defense. This one, we share with all mammals, is a phylogenetically programmed impulse to attack (or to flee) when the vital interests are threatened.
But talk about a 'psychopath' gene or others evil genes...
Btw, don´t think I´m not a behaviorist. There are options between Konrad Lorenz and Skinner, instinctivism and behaviorism. Both positions are monoexplanatory, depending on dogmatic preconceptions, and investigators are required to fit data in one or the