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  •  Your mileage may vary (10+ / 0-)

    Your story reminded me of a similar experience I had with Sid Meier's Civilization. Man, I played the hell out of that game.

    Anyway, speaking of science, the plural of anecdote is not data, and the leap from personal experience to the supposition of direct effect, video game --> murder is quite a large one (glad you didn't make such a leap).

    They have in fact studied video games and their effects quite extensively. What they found is they cause no rise in violence.

    As for why young men are turning into murderers, we have some evidence for that, too. It's largely a complex, interrelated series of factors involving upbringing, socioeconomic status, family history (mental illness and the like), and a variety of drug, alcohol, physical and sexual abuse. It is by no means a comprehensive explanation, but we have a number of very clear indicators.

    The problem with going with your gut as opposed to your head is that the former is so often full of shit. - Randy Chestnut

    by lotusmaglite on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 11:57:09 PM PST

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