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    • OT - humanity is the least violent it has ever been
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  • 12/15/12
  • RealFacts
I think we really need to take a moment and reflect that the world has far less violence, per capita, than at any other point in history.
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  • 12/16/12
  • Mahatma_Gandhi
You will have an impossible time proving this.
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  • 12/16/12
  • RealFacts

I don't have to. People who do this professionally have done the work for me.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904106704576583203589408180.html

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  • 12/16/12
  • Mahatma_Gandhi

"Consider the genocides in the Old Testament and the crucifixions in the New, the gory mutilations in Shakespeare's tragedies and Grimm's fairy tales, the British monarchs who beheaded their relatives and the American founders who dueled with their rivals."

This is the data? Like I said....

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  • 12/16/12
  • Mahatma_Gandhi
My favorite finding is the fact that we have become so advanced that we can kill in war without being killed. That is truly evidence that we are less violent. I am being sarcastic.
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  • 12/16/12
  • RealFacts
Please read the whole thing and not just the introduction. There are statistics.
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  • 12/16/12
  • Mahatma_Gandhi

I read the whole thing. It is using the fact that wars are not as common. That is different than society being violent.

Scientist?

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  • 12/16/12
  • RealFacts
You clearly did not read the whole thing if that was your take-away.
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  • 12/16/12
  • Okie4Cards
Your method needs tweaking.
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  • 12/16/12
  • Mahatma_Gandhi
I did read it. Correct my error.
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  • 12/16/12
  • RealFacts

Violent crime is down. It clearly shows that. We even hit our children less.

I'm not going to repeat the whole article because you just looked at the pictures and called it a day.

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  • 12/16/12
  • Mahatma_Gandhi
Whatever you say, pseudo-scientist.
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  • 12/16/12
  • sobchaksecurity
violent crime has been constantly trending downwards since the early 90s. coverage of anything, especially mass killings, has increased astronomically in that same time. and the world record for the most destructive mass civilian mass shooting took place in a country with much more restrictive gun laws than in America.
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  • 12/16/12
  • Okie4Cards
You seem to prefer the National Inquirer method of science.
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  • 12/16/12
  • RealFacts
Whatever Mr. "We can boil down complicated problems to one variable."
Please tell me about how cutting taxes will solve all of our debt problems next :)
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  • 12/16/12
  • Corn_Growin_Farmer
Tax the rich, huh?
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  • 12/16/12
  • RealFacts
Huh?
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  • 12/16/12
  • Mahatma_Gandhi
Corn growing farmer is on the government teat and wants to know how you will raise the money to pay his subsidy.
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  • 12/16/12
  • Okie4Cards
He needs a dozen eggs of truth.
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  • 12/16/12
  • RealFacts

It just seems way off the point I was trying to make, though.

The point is politicians seem to like to boil down incredibly complex problems to one variable, such as raising/lowering taxes or banning guns.

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