Science Finds Humans Aren’t Inherently Nasty; “Call Me Miss Jackson Anyway,”

Science finally caught up to last week’s episode of 30 Rock on Monday, when a biologist from Emory University announced the results of research which discredit the theory that humanity is nasty (and naughty) by nature.

 

According to researcher Frans de Waal, new studies on animals from primates to mice show there is a biological basis for behavior such as cooperation.

Until recently, the common scientific view was that humans, inherently “nasty” at their core, had been forced to develop an unnatural veneer of morality in order to function as a society.