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Old 2012-10-18, 08:40   Link #1033
Cosmic Eagle
Join Date: Jan 2009
Originally Posted by karice67 View Post
Interesting that no one here questions why a psychological trait (the crime coefficient) is regarded as being contagious, which is a physiological characteristic of viruses/bacteria.

Admittedly, we do use the word and words of similar meaning metaphorically ourselves (as in "laughter is contagious", or "Stay away! I'll catch your stupidity!"), but I find it interesting that criminality is now regarded as being 'contagious', apparently in the literal/medical sense.
The way they make criminality out to be is more like potential threat level. Which really could be raised by stress from being near someone with high criminality

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