Sherwin P. Hicks (V935CF54@TEMPLEVM.BITNET)
Mon, 12 Dec 1994 14:15:50 EST

The other day I was in a conversation regarding the relationship between
technological advancement and violence. The main focus of the debate concerned
the definition of the term "civilized" and whether being "civilized" is granted
by the benefits of technological advancement. If this were the case --"civil-
ized" through advancing technology --how would one explain the increase in
violence in American culture?
Is there a correlation between a progressive rate of psychological development
and a decreasing rate of aggression? Isn't it true that humans are
supposed to exhibit less aggression as "civilized" beings? How would this
relate to "evolution and learning" in human existence?
I would be interested to see the replies listed in the open forum to see all
any and all angles on this subject.

Sherwin P. Hicks