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Old 05-28-2005, 08:18 PM   #158
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Re: Alex

Matt Molloy wrote:
And "....guns are good but knifes, swords anything which resembles a tooth is better,...." would be a reasonable opinion?

I'm afraid that we would have to differ on this.
Well it's a pretty well known hypothesis in pyschology. People can appreciate that a knife is dangerous because like a tooth of a preditor it's sharp, therefore all cultures have a fear of knives if threatened with them, in the same way that all cultures fear animals with big sharp teeth. Guns are a different matter. If you find a group of people that have never seen a gun, like say, a tribe in the Amazon, you can wave guns around in their face all day long and they wont mind because they have no concept of what a gun is or how it could be dangerous, there's nothing inherently threatening about a gun unless you have the right schemas in place.
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