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  • Aug 6th, 2013 @ 11:52pm

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    As a matter of fact, violence has never been as low as it is today in the western world. And if you look at the development of violence over the last 40 years, you can see a nice positive correlation between the appearance of video games and violence. Also illustrated here:

    Of course, correlation does not even come close to causation, as my professor at UTEP tended to say: There is a strong correlation between ice cream sales and rape. Why? Because of the heat of summer, a factor which influences both variables. That does not mean ice cream causes rape, though.

    However, as an educated guess, I would argue that generations that have lived through actual wars and had to butcher their own animals (which they raised before that) where also exposed to lots of violence but without many means to handle violence in a socially acceptable manner which doesnt cause harm.

  • Jul 29th, 2013 @ 2:23am

    innocent until.. what again?

    We only know very little about the case, so it seems unreasonable to make such a fuss about it. Granted, if everything is the way it seems to be at the moment, this woman has a serious problem and committed an act of barbarism for which she should be punished. However, the duty of finding the truth and determining the punishment is up to the judicial system and a jury of her peers and hopefully the revenge minded emotions will be left out of it as much as possible.

    So I recommend to take a deep breath instead of calling for instant crucification.