While we don’t dispute that these patterns play out in many parts of the modern world, we don’t see them as elements of human nature so much as adaptations to social conditions—many of which were introduced with the advent of agriculture no more than ten thousand years ago. These behaviors and predilections are not biologically programmed traits of our species; they are evidence of the human brain’s flexibility and the creative potential of community.
Talking about the standard narrative of why people act like they do.
I don't agree with all the conclusions, but the explanation of why various current narratives are wrong makes a lot of sense.
We are often much too certain. You can tell I've been reading again. ;)
On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not