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Some Cultures are Peaceful: Why?

  • World Capitals: Tokyo, has a murder rate only 5% of that in Washington DC.
  • Nations: Violent crime in Norway or Portugal is 15-20 times less than that in America.
  • Cities: Honolulu or El Paso are 15-20 times safer than Baltimore, Detroit or Washington DC. (FBI statistics.)

Given these facts, how did nurture create such differences?

  • Some societies evolved, learned more and applied more of what they learned than others mired in dogma.
  • Some safe cities naturally developed homogeneous populations.
  • Other safe cities have worked to achieve significant levels of integration in governance with consequent less conflict.
  • All three? This is what we presently think.
Link to: Natural History

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