*(Via CBSNew.com) This is an increasingly debased world. It’s one in which if you can get away with it, you will and if you don’t have to pay for it, so much the better. At least that’s what my friends at Goldman Sachs tell me.

May I therefore offer you some highly scientific cerebral breakfast that will leave you cogitating until your dinner dessert about whether the world is really all that bad?

A scientist at the University of Hawaii has put his head together to discover just how bad the effects of pornography are on society at large. With the advent of the Web, porn is so readily available and so conveniently free, that it’s hard not to imagine that partakers’ minds are becoming perverted beyond salvation.

However, in a study entitled “Pornography, Public Acceptance and Sex Related Crime: A Review” by Milton Diamond (scientists have porn star names, too) from the University of Hawaii, the conclusions seem strangely happy.

Diamond’s study is entirely data-driven. And what interesting data they are. For example, he found that as far back as 2004, there was a study that showed 28 percent of people had downloaded porn at work. He even found a “Christianity Today” survey that showed 33 percent of clergy had visited a sexually explicit Web site. And that was in the year 2000.

Read the full article HERE.