You are allocating scarce resources in a nuclear defense program. On the basis of the theory of emotions developed by Evolutionary Psychology, would you recommend protecting your cities or your missiles?


Your missiles. Because otherwise, retaliation would not be credible even if possible (see Schelling’s examples in Pinker, 1997, p. 409).

Pinker, Steven. 1997. How the Mind Works. New York: Norton.

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