[ExI] Death follows European contact (Mirco Romanato)
johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 16:58:48 UTC 2014
On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 11:12 AM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> Look at the big picture. Pinker cites dozens of books and studies etc.
> and maybe some of the them are not reliable but he does cite several
> references for each conclusion. It would be quite odd if all of those
> facts about reduced violence were right, but also extremely odd if all were
> wrong. Give me page numbers where the data err in your opinion or someone
> else's. Just which data is in question? You can't paint the whole book
> with one color.
You misunderstand, my intent was to praise Pinker not to bury him. The fact
that the second half of the 20th century was far less bloody than the first
half is entirely consistent with Pinker's views.
John K Clark
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