This month’s Socrates Café question:

“Are violent sports, games and movies a cause of increased violence or a healthy outlet?”

Comment or I’ll kill you.

7 Responses to “April ‘10 Socrates Café”
  1. Randy says:

    No. (that’s a serious answer).

  2. brad says:

    No is right. Rather it is a reflection of human nature. No in that is does not have any causal effect.

  3. Russian Paul says:

    yes and TOd you should listen to what Brandy says! can you see how it is a volcane and makes an ashed cloud? how can you say it is happening? it is only because it does! it is also with violence and it is why a bear will eat your arm if you are holding a bag of cheese. it is also why the tiger will eat your lucks if you are already dying. it is also not able to stop!

  4. Mike M says:

    Great question,I think it depends on the participants mental state……so the answer COULD be yes .

  5. Bob B. says:

    Randy’s sparseness leaves something to be desired. To which half of the double question did he respond with a “no” – (a) a cause of increased violence or (b) a healthy outlet?

  6. colin says:

    man, you guys are peices of work! fun to read i guess, but anyway, i just saw a TED talk on MiNDtv about online games as potential problem solving tools, by which gamers can access real information and challenges that help solve real world issues. i kept hearing “institute for the future” so i’m going to check it out,
    in direct response to the question, i say shut the **** up and get outside, the games we play with reality are more violent, and better for us.

  7. Randy says:

    Can anyone give any example of how a game, a movie, a play, a whatever, caused increased violence?

    Does hockey cause violence after a hockey game? Anyone ever hear someone blame the Flyers for their out of control domestic violence?