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The 'red, tooth and claw' statement was about a then-perceived constant and
violent struggle for resources between organisms. Today we know that whilst
parts of nature are like this, there are also parts where peaceful
co-operation, altruism etc. also exist between organisms.
On the point of Roman games, it's worth stating the simple reality that the
pre-mass media Romans were infinitely more bloodthirsty in their leisure
pursuits than the supposedly ultra-violent mediated societies of today. (But
maybe that was already the point for mentioning them, I skipped a few
posting the other day, after receiving about 60 odd in one day).
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> > Rome, like other civilizations, was not desensitized to their spectacles
> > of violence and death, they _wanted_ to see just that. The audience was
> > living and enjoying entity in these pageants of blood.
> > The bull fight is a pale imitation.
> > The appetites of the human species are strong, and should never be
> > discounted.
> Nature is `red in tooth and claw'. Humans are part of nature, therefore
> are `red in tooth and claw' too.
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