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Re: Modern Day Book Burning

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:54 am

J T wrote:
Zing wrote:Apparently, there is "ample evidence" that violent games lead to violence. I'd like to hear it.


http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... W-b4XipRVA


Here is what the Supreme Court said about that study:

"The State’s evidence is not compelling. California relies primarily on the research of Dr. Craig Anderson and a few other research psychologists whose studies purport to show a connection between exposure to violent video games and harmful effects on children. These studies have been rejected by every court to consider them, and with good reason: They do not prove that violent videogames cause minors to act aggressively (which would at least be a beginning). Instead, “[n]early all of the researchis based on correlation, not evidence of causation, and most of the studies suffer from significant, admitted flaws in methodology.” Video Software Dealers Assn. 556 F. 3d, at 964. They show at best some correlation between exposure to violent entertainment and minuscule real-world effects, such as children’s feeling more aggressive or making louder noises in the few minutes after playing a violent game than after playing a nonviolent game. Even taking for granted Dr. Anderson’s conclusions that violent video games produce some effect on children’s feelings of aggression, those effects are both small and indistinguishable from effects produced by other media. In his testimony in a similar lawsuit, Dr. Anderson admitted that the “effect sizes” of children’s exposure to violent video games are “about the same” as that produced bytheir exposure to violence on television. App. 1263. And he admits that the same effects have been found when children watch cartoons starring Bugs Bunny or the Road Runner, id., at 1304, or when they play video games like Sonic the Hedgehog that are rated “E” (appropriate for all ages), id., at 1270, or even when they “vie[w] a picture of a gun,” id., at 1315–1316.8"

I left out the footnotes, but you get the point...
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Re: Modern Day Book Burning

by pierrot Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:33 am

prfsnl_gmr wrote:...Or when they play video games like Sonic the Hedgehog....


Hey! Sonic had his name dropped in the Supreme Court. Suck it, Mario!
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