Re: media violence report in Science

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Sun Apr 14 2002 - 15:06:23 BST

  • Next message: Ray Recchia: "Re: media violence report in Science"

    Received: by id PAA13378 (8.6.9/5.3[ref] for from; Sun, 14 Apr 2002 15:12:28 +0100
    Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 10:06:23 -0400
    Subject: Re: media violence report in Science
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed
    From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    In-Reply-To: <>
    Message-Id: <>
    X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.481)
    Precedence: bulk

    On Saturday, April 13, 2002, at 11:20 , Scott Chase wrote:

    > I guess the issue is what influence media portrayal of violence has on
    > people's behavior (children especially). Violence has been, still is,
    > and will continue to be a part of human experience in the "real world".
    > Violence predated movies and TV by many years. Movies and TV's potrayal
    > violences as a means of capturing this reality. Should TV and movies be
    > candy-coated and portray a sanitized ideal in some hopes of humanity
    > thus achieving some more civilized state?

    It is precisely those who feel that providing this sugar-coated facade
    will achieve some utopian love-your-neighbor condition who foment the
    argument that we'd all be lambs without all these wolves on the TV


    - Wade

    This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
    Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
    For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sun Apr 14 2002 - 15:23:43 BST