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Originally posted by needlenight
For those who say war is natural and a part of our nature.
Yes it is and have been so for many years. Just like animals fight for the best hunting grounds and territories.
But the difference is, that we humans now have the intelligence and wisdom to see that it is hurting us. And that we are able to live in a world without war. Somewhere down the road, we will be able to face our differences and realise they really are not that big of a deal. That wisdom is hopefully what will save us eventually. We have the ability to change our nature and adapt to whatever we create.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
Originally posted by NoClue206
reply to post by Akragon
War is natural. I say war is natural and not human nature because we just do it better then any other animal on earth. Animals kill each other for territory just like humans, we just do it on a larger scale. There isn't a time where man wasn't at war in known history.
True; Bonobos engage in war for territory, cannibalism and given a choice eat meat when available and prefer it to other foods. In fact they eat their enemy after killing them. We are quite normal as far as Great Apes go. In watching Bonobos we are clearly looking at our past.
We have war because its profitable... yay for governments eh
“There are rights which it is useless to surrender to the government and which governments have yet always been found to invade. These are the rights of thinking and publishing our thoughts by speaking or writing; the right of free commerce; the right of personal freedom. There are instruments for administering the government so peculiarly trustworthy that we should never leave the legislature at liberty to change them. The new Constitution has secured these in the executive and legislative department, but not in the judiciary. It should have established trials by the people themselves, that is to say, by jury. There are instruments so dangerous to the rights of the nation and which place them so totally at the mercy of their governors that those governors, whether legislative or executive, should be restrained from keeping such instruments on foot but in well-defined cases. Such an instrument is a standing army.” ~Letter to David Humphreys (1789)