It's in my eyes, and it doesn't look that way to me, In my eyes. - Minor Threat
Glen, not a huge fan of the faceless statistician brigade but certainly a covi ncing argument that does come as a shock to some degree. However, it's the totally random, inter-personal suburban violence in all its modern day manifestations that still freaks the shit out of me . . . where seemingly nobody and nothing is exempt from the violence of brainless thugs on a bender, the almost primitive absence of respect for others . . but perhaps, as Pinker et al suggest, it's merely a perception. Brilliantly thought provoking post man, thanks.
Ooops, commented beneath wrong post, apologies Abe and colouful crew, you're looking great !!!