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“Just as we warn smokers of the health consequences of tobacco, we should warn parents – and children -- about the growing scientific evidence demonstrating a relationship between violent video games and violent behavior,†Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf was a co-sponsor of the 2009 incarnation of the bill said in a statement. “As a parent and grandparent, I think it is important people know everything they can about the extremely violent nature of some of these games.â€
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“WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior.â€
Totally NOT needed lol

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Correlation does not imply causation.
This is why science is fail.
Prove video game violence cause violent behavior mathematically and I will agree. Science is useless flawed, just a big guessing game.

Fixed.

Let me fix this even more, since derp-idiots completely misunderstand it.
The article mentions "scientific research". I am going to use science and theorize that the research was a coincidence in correlation, and violent games aren't the causes of violent behavior. I know this from my own studies, conducted on multiple people from different backgrounds for over half my lifetime. So, once again. Scientific contradiction.
derp to the derpers.
Edited by Zinxe - 1/27/11 at 1:13am
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Not only not needed, it's not even science. Cigarettes have warning labels because they have been shown scientifically to CAUSE cancer. The most recent scientific research doesn't even show a correlation between video games and violence, let alone causation.

It's amazing to me that the same people who are so anti gun control are pushing so hard for this. What about the correlation between people who buy guns and people who are prone to violent crime. (Note I didn't say there was any causation, but there is a correlation).

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Science is useless, just a big guessing game.
What you are describing is not science. Good science does prove causation and also provides explanation for that causation. This does neither.
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Not only not needed, it's not even science. Cigarettes have warning labels because they have been shown scientifically to CAUSE cancer. The most recent scientific research doesn't even show a correlation between video games and violence, let alone causation.

It's amazing to me that the same people who are so anti gun control are pushing so hard for this. What about the correlation between people who buy guns and people who are prone to violent crime. (Note I didn't say there was any causation, but there is a correlation).



What you are describing is not science. Good science does prove causation and also provides explanation for that causation. This does neither.
Good science is hard to find, especially after the constant crap that is produced like this. "growing scientific evidence demonstrating a relationship between violent video games and violent behavior."

Even so, "good science" is still only "good" until the next day when some other research contradicts it. I have a high respect for math, so it is hard for me to respect science. See, math is perfect, while science is incredibly flawed.
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Science is useless, just a big guessing game.
This has nothing to do with science, and i hope for god sakes your kidding because if your not get off your computer right now and stop using electricity of any kind, this includes water.
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Correlation does not imply causation.
This is why science is fail.
Prove video game violence cause violent behavior mathematically and I will agree. Science is useless, just a big guessing game.
Wow you're a derp. Science doesn't say correlation implies causation. People who don't realise that are the problem, not the scientific method.
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INB4 cigarettes are bad for you.
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Wow you're a derp. Science doesn't say correlation implies causation. People who don't realise that are the problem, not the scientific method.
I didn't say science says correlation implies causation.
It was two separate statements. Just because correlation happens to correlate with science, doesn't mean that is why I said it.
derp to you good fellow.
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I honestly think some sort of message like this would be good, I walked into the local games shop a few days ago and I'd seen a parent buying black ops for what appeared to be a 10 year old. THEY SHOULD NOT BE PLAYING BLACK OPS!!! Maybe its just my personal opinion but if they were to be given another few years (3 or 4) they would be reasonably mature to not mic spam when they die and all that stuff we see children do in games.

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