There’s a great quote that goes something along the lines of the following:-
“The man who first flung a word of abuse at his enemy instead of a spear was the founder of civilisation”.
The origins of the phrase might be in dispute (Freud?) but it jumped to mind when I saw this on Twitter earlier on today.
People are making fun of this but in fact it's the pinnacle of civilization. https://t.co/rgrVqNR9kG
— Alex Tabarrok (@ATabarrok) December 5, 2018