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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?
A study shows that the further we're personally removed from a harmful or even lethal action, the easier we can rationalize its execution.
Crime rates are plummeting and no one seems to be able to explain why.
Christina fundamentalists may want to ban evolution from schools, but Muslim fundamentalists want to kill anyone who teaches it.
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.
Scientists studying potentially dangerous chemicals and candidates for life-saving treatments on animals are under attack. Literally.
With every new generation of consoles and graphics, we get another dire warning about video game violence.