Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Steven Pinker would approve

Gawker media is reporting that homicide is no longer in the top 15 causes of death in the United States anymore. That means it's more likely to die of heart disease or choking on your own vomit. I am currently about one quarter of the way through Steven Pinker's mammoth tome The Better Angels of Our Nature and this is exactly the kind of data that his book predicts. Anyways, I wanted to post this so that I would not forget when it is time to review his book. So far? It's fucking incredible.

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