>Unfortunately, much of social science is pseudo-science - an attempt of
>ideologically motivated interests to disguise itself as "science." This is
>quite evident on this list - some people have no problem blaming
>warmongering for increased violence, but refuse to blame gangsta rap -even
>though both involve the same purported causal mechanism (legitimation of
>violence by authority/celebrity figures). Evidently "our thugs" can do no
>wrong, while "their thugs" can do no good.
I've got no strong opinion on Archer, but I do notice, as Doug pointed out, that it's based on evidence over many years and from many cities and countries. Where is there similar evidence of your gangsta rap idea?