Okay... so I recently moved to Calgary, Alberta from Eastern Canada and am kind of alarmed at how much violence there is. Just the other day a dead body was dropped from a car in the center of downtown. Perhaps I'm just not accustomed to this type of thing seeing as how I come from a city with just under 200,000 people... but in any case, it got me wondering why these things happen, what causes them and how they can be stopped. I know that Calgary (whose population recently exceeded 1 million people) is a relatively tame city. But I've spoken to some long-time Calgarians and they've assured me that this type of behavior and these types of incidents have recently become a lot more common. Is it fair to say that population (or population density for that matter) is proportional to violence? Or are these problems rooted more deeply in society? Does the demographic of the city play a role? The school systems? Water additives perhaps (as insignificant as these things sound - they MAY have an affect!). I really believe it's unfair to blame violence on one specific social or ethnic group, yet it happens everyday! Why is it that certain racial groups are associated with violence moreso than other groups? Are these people genetically predisposed to being violent people? I think not! Use this as food for thought or comment if you like... I'm just interested in seeing what YOU think is the cause of violence (whether it be random acts of terrorism, gang violence or premeditated attacks... whatever you like). And perhaps get some ideas as to how it can be stopped! religion, drugs, money, jealousy, crude oil, the last parking space, the last seat on the bus... all these things have cause violence and rage in people, why are human beings so aggressive? Any comments?