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In the run up to Christmas, we'll be sharing curious Q&As from the Sunday Times bestselling Seriously Curious.

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An unmissable conversation between Richard Wrangham, Harvard Professor of Biological Anthropology and the evolutionary behavioural scientist Professor Tamás Dávid-Barrett on "The Goodness Paradox: How Evolution Made Us More and Less Violent" - Richard Wrangham's new book which is set to be as important and revolutionary as Guns, Germs and Steel or The Language Instinct.
Drawing on new research by geneticists, neuroscientists, primatologists, and archaeologists, Richard Wrangham will show that what domesticated our species was nothing less than the invention of capital punishment. But how could our low aggressiveness evolve from repeated acts of aggression? Wrangham solves this puzzle and in doing so, proposes a fascinating new theory for the origin of Homo sapiens.