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TPaine7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:14 PM
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Might this be related to Japan's low violent crime rate?
This is just a hypothesis, and is not intended as a slur on Japan or its people:

Japanese men are not as interested in sex: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x212238

Testosterone promotes sexual appetite--in men and women. It also fuels physical agression--legal and illegal violence. Higher testosterone in males is a prime reason for higher sexual drive in men and higher enjoyment of dangerous pursuits and higher levels of violence and criminality. It also leads to a higher masculine sexual appetite.

Men with low testosterone would be less interested in violence as well as sex. Perhaps this helps account for Japan's lower crime rate; Japanese men have, on average, less testosterone (and falling rates) than their American counterparts.

As I said, this is simply a hypothesis; I put it forth as a possible alternative to the "they don't allow guns therefore they are less violent" hypothesis.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:19 PM
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TPaine7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:29 PM
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3. No
Neither do I draw any conclusions about the relative evolution of races from it.

Some racist premises are true. People once argued that black people couldn't run long distances due to lack of character. The premise-- whites did better in long distance events--was true. However, the current world records in many long distance events (held by Africans) disprove the conclusion.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:44 PM
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:26 PM
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2. I would guess cultural reasons, over biological reasons, for both of those stats. nt
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TPaine7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:31 PM
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4. I agree.
It wouldn't surprise me at all that living in a society that discounts individual worth can suppress testosterone.
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sharesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:32 PM
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5. Honor, respect, humility, self-discipline, and pleasure in simplicity?
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TPaine7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:34 PM
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6. All good. All beside the point. n/t
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 08:39 PM
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7. Well all righty then.
I guess that explains the actions of the genocidal colonizers. Too much testosterone, I suppose.

I guess our former resident in chief had levels that were off the charts.
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lawodevolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:09 PM
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9. The Japanese are more violent than americans
More people are killed artificially by the hands of human beings in japan than in the USA per 100,000. The difference is that the Japanese direct violence more against the self than others.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:46 AM
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10. It isn't testosterone that it dangerous. It is testosterone that has nowhere to go that is dangerous
Hitler had testosterone but was impotent. That went well didn't it?
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