Here‘s an interesting article on the pyschology of risk taking and evolution from the excellent Outside magazine.
Doing reckless, stupid things is as much a part of our gene pool as red hair and a taste for peanut M&M’s.
As our species evolved, communities with risk takers might have done better at things like warding off attackers,” says Thomas Crowley, a psychologist at the University of Colorado Denver. “Risk taking was important for the species and the individual.
HHHHMMMMM… What do you reckon?
I’d like to hear what the wisdom of the crowd is on this one.