Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Mar 2013 15:42 UTC
Games "For nearly thirty years we've been having this discussion, asking the question: do violent movies, music or video games make people violent? Well according to Brad Bushman and Craig Anderson of Iowa State University, yes. Based on the results of their research they concluded in 2001 that video games and violent media can make people aggressive and violent. Based upon their data and their conclusions, however, it's safe to say that photos of snakes, crispy bacon, or a particularly rigorous game of chess can also make people aggressive and violent." And politicians?
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Denieing the opportunity to deal with physical weapons and violent feelings (sometimes they are a necessity to survive but mostly it's undesired in social environments), isn't practical either and just an easy hack.

The article talks about how we are inclined to abuse our advantage over another, be it a sharp mind or a knife. I think that's rather the point that needs to be addressed, rather than taking away one tool.

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