The hunting hypothesis and 2001: A Space Odyssey

The scene at the beginning of the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, strongly reflects the influence of the “hunting hypothesis.”

In the film, ape-men who live in the wild (possibly Australopithecus) encounter a mysterious object (the Monolith) from space, and are inspired to use animal bones for hunting, before learning to use them as weapons with which to fight each other.

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暴力はどこからきたか——人間性の起源を探る』 第1章 攻撃性をめぐる神話  山極寿一(NHKブックス、2007)



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