given the human beings are also rational and empathetic, capable of being separated from their parents at the age of five for 12 years to be raised by strangers to be functionally socialized…
… what reason would there be to put our more “animal-like” aspects to front and center but to hold it in high esteem or explain away something that could also be explained by conscious choice or systemic reasons?
The children in the Milgram experiment for example were situated in a heavily hierarchical environment.
did you know that children at four years old will lie to researchers in experiments?
they don’t do so for greed or brutality or domination.
they are role-playing in a hierarchical system, telling the authority figure what they believe the authority figure wants to hear.
The Milgram experiment was not so different. it is as natural as random rats in a cage in a laboratory: not natural at all.