I had a revelation as I watched Troy a week or so ago. I was at the part with the great battle when Achilles and his guys were taking the beaches of Troy. I realized that I enjoyed this scene. Then I realized, people are being killed, yet I enjoy the scene. And so I pondered. Did this scene merely appeal to the adrenaline rush, the want for a good cinematic experience, or did it also appeal to some deeper bellicose nature? Before you start freaking out and begin to think I'm crazy, I don't consider myself a violent man. Indeed, I am very peaceful. I have always enjoyed a good battle scene in a movie, yet the only blood I can claim to have spilled were either accidental, my own, or that of insects. (And one bully way back. But it was a nose bleed that I gave him, and some bruises. It's not like I pulled out some pocket knife and tried stabbing him. ) Armed with this newfound question (whic, as all questions should, must be answered), I asked myself another: Do Humans, deep down no matter how pacifistic they claim themselves to be, no matter how much they decry violence, do they truly enjoy, or are at the very least not horrified by bloodshed? I looked at all of the things that I and others enjoy. I personally like boxing, which can get very violent. Some people are in to wrestling. War movies, plays, books, all contain things which have bloodshed, and yet people seem to enjoy it. So I wondered: If some people at random were put back into ancient Rome to witness a full-day's spectacle in the Colloseum, would they be repulsed, or start cheering someone one, as at a boxing match? I'm putting a poll up.