From: Mike Lorrey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 07:02:25 MST
Kai Becker wrote:
> Am Freitag, 11. Januar 2002 01:22 schrieb Mike Lorrey:
> > > > [,,,] Altruistic punishment means that individuals punish,
> > > > although the punishment is costly for them and yields no material
> > > > gain.
> > Thus, we now have experimental proof that an armed society is a polite
> > society....
> Sure. No good service at your car repair shop? Shoot them! Nice idea,
> indeed. Would also create many new jobs. Mike, your knee jerk reflex
> appears to be more the product of a strongly biased perl script, than the
> result of objective reasoning.
Kai, your irrational leap to judgement while remaining blissfully
ignorant of history appears to be more the product of a strongly biased
perl script than the result of objective reasoning.
Do you deny that the central thesis is true? History demonstrates that
once the common person was well armed, their society was very polite,
when they were disarmed, there developed a trend of increasing rudeness,
offensiveness, and general criminal behavior. For example, contrast
Britain of 1901 to Britain of 2001. The former was well armed and very
polite, the latter is not on both counts (relative to the former).
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