We live in the most peaceful, least violent era of human history. And it’s only getting better. Shane Hachey Uncategorized December 9, 2017March 29, 2019 1 Minute Here’s a little optimism to start your weekend Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related TaggedHistoryPinkerProgressViolence Published by Shane Hachey View all posts by Shane Hachey Published December 9, 2017March 29, 2019
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I’ll take, “things people who want to ignore gun violence say” for $200, Alex.
I don’t think this has anything to do for or against gun violence. It’s just objectively true. Domestic violence is down, murders are down, war deaths are down, rape is down. In prehistoric civilizations you had a 20-50% chance of dying a violent death and each century and each millennia that has decreased. Even each decade it has decreased. Your chance of dying by gun violence in 1970s was much higher than today. Recognizing the progress of humanity in no way means we can’t strive for more. I think gun violence is a problem, I am a liberal, but I am still glad to be living in 2017 more than in any other date in history.
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I’ll take “Things people who didn’t read the article say” for $1000.
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