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    Nevin collected lead data and crime data for Australia and found a close match. Ditto for Canada. And Great Britain and Finland and France and Italy and New Zealand and West Germany. Every time, the two curves fit each other astonishingly well. When I spoke to Nevin about this, I asked him if he had ever found a country that didn't fit the theory. "No," he replied. "Not one."

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:38:07 PM PST

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