Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:03 UTC
Google A change to anything related to Google Search - the product so many of us rely on - is never going to go by unnotoced. This time around, Google has altered Image Search for US users to alter the way it handles that ever so important aspect of the web - adult content.
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RE[7]: porn destroys cultures
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 15th Dec 2012 09:05 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: porn destroys cultures"
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Exactly. People want to find something to blame, a scapegoat, when they either don't know or understand what the real psychological problem is, or they simply don't want to believe that--for example--their kid has had a mental problem long before he finally snapped went and shot up his school, so violent video games and movies are typically blamed.

Someone gets raped? Oh, it must've been that evil, evil porn that did it; after all, it's not hard to persuade people who already dislike nudity and believe in some invisible imaginary deity in the sky to take sides with you. Oh, there were illegal drugs involved? Drugs make you feel good and have an effect on your brain... we don't know a damn thing about what the drugs do, but the drugs must have had something to do with it!

Penn and Teller made an episode of Bullshit on the subject of violent video games, where they bring up lots of good points. Their comparison to the real, physical injuries that can eventually lead to paralysis, brain damage or death in the popular sport of football is especially interesting. Just look at what they did to that young gamer at the end of the show by giving him a real gun and allowing him to shoot it. Brought the poor boy to tears and he declined when asked if he would like to shoot it again. And this kid seemed to be no stranger to first-person shooters.

Edited 2012-12-15 09:13 UTC

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