One of the most interesting facts that I came across- after adjusting for the total population (real population) WWI and WWII are not unprecedented
tragedies when looking throughout mankind's history. In absolute terms, WWII ranks as the most deaths in a war ever. But when adjusting to real
population, it only ranks as the 9th worst tragedy and WWI is well out of the top 10. The great world wars are massive outliers in the 20th century,
but even with their inclusion, violence continues to trend downward.
I know this site is full of fear-mongering and impending doom, but the statistics show that we have made progress. In fact, this is actually the
safest time in mankind's history. Steven Pinker has many more statistics in the lecture, so I suggest you watch.
That is because we are learning about the other guy more than before if left alone we would eventually unify on our own. There are people diligently
working against us all,it is up to us to keep on keeping on.
That way I won't have to pull a trigger in aggression again,which is a good thing.
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