As the "Seville Statement on Violence
" (1986), issued by an international group of scientists under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), rightly put it in rejection of the view that human biology makes violence and war inescapable, "There is nothing in our neurophysiology that compels us to react violently....
In the 1986 Seville Statement on Violence
, 20 of the top scientists around the world stated that "it is scientifically incorrect to say that we have an inherited tendency to make war or act violently.
Coleman wrote (incorrectly) in "Speak of Your Health" (reprinted in Jeffrey Gold-stein's Seville Statement on Violence
, 1990): "The genetic code of life has been clearly established by scientists who recently were awarded the Nobel Prize for this brilliant achievement.
The recent Seville Statement on Violence
, signed by many of the world's leading researchers, concluded that human beings are not inherently violent; violence results from social conditions.