From Hell's Heart: The Science of Spite

From Hell's Heart: The Science of Spite

What are we to make of spite? As humans, we lash out to hurt our neighbor due to petty grudges and prejudices all the time. Yet we're also capable of such altruistic grace. How are these two opposites linked in the human condition and just how important is spite in the framework of civilization? Robert and Christian explore in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

Image Caption: Gregory Peck hangs from the whale in a scene from the film 'Moby Dick', 1956. (Warner Brothers/Getty)

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Topics in this Podcast: christian sager, altruism, psychology