Re: Media and Violence

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Date: Thu Apr 25 2002 - 17:34:09 BST

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    > The 'red, tooth and claw' statement was about a then-perceived constant
    > violent struggle for resources between organisms. Today we know that
    > parts of nature are like this, there are also parts where peaceful
    > co-operation, altruism etc. also exist between organisms.

    True, and I'm not denying that but can you tell me how many, or better how
    organisms can thrive on non-organic food. Most of the organisms, except
    a few bacteria living off on anorganic compounds, have to kill other
    organisms that
    serve as food, be it other animals or plants. Humans are of course no
    from other animals, indeed we kill off both plants and animals. We kill
    simply because
    we have to in order to survive. It's a them or we situation.


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