There are a number of "instinctive" reactions common to all mammals.. Protection of the family, protection of territory, dominance, and survival. In our modern world, these instincts are often 'triggered' by situations and conditions that don't really apply, but since most of us don't face the same conditions that our ancient ancestors did, we often react to these stimuli in inappropriate ways.
In terms of what we call violent and destructive, that would be some part of our animal nature. It's part of our animal nature to be violent to show dominance. But no, I don't think we are instinctually violent and destructive
no. if it was our instinct, all animals would be that way. its not our instinct. its our desire to possess more and more stuff. and to achieve that, we must take it from others. its also because we love making things better,faster, stronger. innovating. and to do such, we adopt a violent behavior for possession and to make our possession's better. it has nothing to do with dominant power. to have the better stuff than the opponant. its beacause of comfort. to have good stuff requires you take it from something. therefore, violence occurs
Yes. We evolved intelligence because we were able to dominate our environment, and our physical strength no less than our newfound intelligence allowed our culture to evolve. Tribal relations thrive even today in ideas like patriotism and lead inevitably to war. Can we change? I believe we can. This is the project of humanity.
WE ALL HAVE the privilege of free will, and make serious decisions that can affect us for good or bad. This is as stated in Bible history with positive or negative results from choices.
NOTE PLEASE a major prophecy as to attitudes of mankind who have taken on the qualities of the devil that lead to great difficulties for the entire earth
(2 Timothy 3:1-6) 3?But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2?For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3?having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4?betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5?having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away."