Monday, March 22, 2010

Beasts in South India and saints in Kashmir?

Beasts in South India? Well, they must be since the climate is pretty hot down there. As this study says -global warming makes us violent.

If global warming is a scientific fact, then you better be prepared for the earth to become a more violent place. That's because new Iowa State University research shows that as the earth's average temperature rises, so too does human "heat" in the form of violent tendencies.

the researchers estimate that if the annual average temperature in the U.S. increases by 8°F (4.4°C), the yearly murder and assault rate will increase by 34 per 100,000 people -- or 100,000 more per year in a population of 305 million.

 If increases in temperature makes monsters out of men then logically those living in hotter climes must be more beastly.

In South India,which is close to the equator, where it is warm in winters and searing in summers, they must be ferocious,bloodthirsty,flesh-tearing fiends. As also in the dry climate of Rajasthan.But there the nights are cold and the days burn -it's a desert thing.So the Rajasthanis are perhaps a lot of Dr Jekylls and Mr Hydes (or Mrs Hydes)- fiends by daytime and decent folks by night.

Kashmir, located at he footsteps of the Himalayas, must be full of saints -with little violence.

Must be. Distinguished professors said so.Craig Anderson, a Distinguished Professor of psychology and director of Iowa State's Center for the Study of Violence; and Matt DeLisi, an associate professor of sociology and director of ISU's criminal justice program.

Perhaps distinguished professors with lots of research funds(i.e. other people's money) to burn.


     Anthony Watts gives this 'science' some fisking.