articles tagged: violence
movies are getting more violent but crime rates continue to fall
# science

movies are getting more violent but crime rates continue to fall

Slowly but surely, violence in movies has been escalating, prompting recurring spasms of fear that a surge in violent crime will inevitably follow, yet violent crimes rates keep declining. Why?

why human morality is a tricky calculus…
# science

why human morality is a tricky calculus…

A study shows that the further we're personally removed from a harmful or even lethal action, the easier we can rationalize its execution.

the odd case of the crime rate paradox
# science

the odd case of the crime rate paradox

Crime rates are plummeting and no one seems to be able to explain why.

murder and mayhem in the name of faith
# evolution

murder and mayhem in the name of faith

Christina fundamentalists may want to ban evolution from schools, but Muslim fundamentalists want to kill anyone who teaches it.

the problem with avoiding religion’s dark side
# politics

the problem with avoiding religion’s dark side

While faitheists and accommodationists urge atheists to be nice to religious zealots, the most fervent believers feel no need to treat atheists and other faithful as human, much less worthy of respect.

when anti-research groups get violent
# science

when anti-research groups get violent

Scientists studying potentially dangerous chemicals and candidates for life-saving treatments on animals are under attack. Literally.

technology, ethics and video games
# tech

technology, ethics and video games

With every new generation of consoles and graphics, we get another dire warning about video game violence.