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Comment Re:Distasteful stuff, but should not be illegal (Score 4, Insightful) 475

If the IQ study is the one I think it is, it was based entirely on convicted child molesters, and not on the population of pedophiles as a whole. Therefore if, say, lower IQ causes these people to molest, then it also makes them more likely to get caught.

It'd be really interesting to see studies on the entire population, not just on incarcerated subsets.

Comment Re:Distasteful stuff, but should not be illegal (Score 1) 475

Actually while I agree with what you're saying in general, I want to ask

1: Do you have any sources or links to such studies as you mention in the beginning of your post?

2: Comparing countries is a bit problematic because there might be a differences between two countries in terms of how likely people there are to go to the police following a rape. (though with japan it's probably a special case seeing that there's a study confirming that reported incidents of rape decreased as availability of porn increased, and it doesn't seem likely that japan became so much more sexist since the end of world war 2 that report frequencies changed as a result)

Comment Re:I forced myself to watch it (Score 1) 300

Why should the other Muslim nations give a shit?

There's such an obvious power imbalance between Israel and Palestine. Palestinians will keep attacking out of pure spite because there's absolutely nothing they can do to change the situation.

"They could stop firing the rockets" you say.

But yeah. Like that's going to happen. The "country" is so fractioned that there's no central control over these acts. Who is going to make them stop? Heck, even if some central authority managed to make the attacks stop somehow there'd still be armed independent groups active and I'm fairly sure they'd keep on firing rockets.

Israeli retaliation will only kill more people, and that will make even more people hate Israel. It's a never ending spiral of hate, and the only realistic way for this to end is for Israel to calm down.

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