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International Statistics Show that the world is more peaceful now
Have always wondered if the continual barrage of news that cycles every 5 minutes, has led us to believe how bad things are.. instantly we are on the scene of some type of massacre, instead of waiting for a day to find out what happened..
Apparently there a a few books written recently that indicate that things are more peaceful in this world than ever..
Provides some interesting evidence to back it up...
Yes, thousands of people have died in bloody unrest from Africa to Pakistan, while terrorists plot bombings and kidnappings. Wars drag on in Iraq and Afghanistan. In peaceful Norway, a man massacred 69 youths in July. In Mexico, headless bodies turn up, victims of drug cartels. This month eight people died in a shooting in a California hair salon.
Yet, historically, we've never had it this peaceful.
That's the thesis of three new books, including one by prominent Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker. Statistics reveal dramatic reductions in war deaths, family violence, racism, rape, murder and all sorts of mayhem.
In his book, Pinker writes: "The decline of violence may be the most significant and least appreciated development in the history of our species
“We like to say that dependability is more important than ability,” Bill Belichickism....
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