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reply to post by AncientShade
I am just claiming that all the technology and weapons can be created without actual war. If it is obviously seen that defense is important, then there is no getting around the need to be prepared to defend, I am stating that I believe all weaponry could have been developed without actual war.
reply to post by JadeStar
The people who developed the atom bomb werent necessarily weapons experts, it just so happened at that time the government had a great excuse to give the smartest minds of the time infinite amounts of money and resources to probe nature for knowledge and implementation of that knowledge. When ever I hear it stated that war is good etc. because it is necessary for progression and technological development, I recognize it as a complete logical fallacy, and in all reality nothing more then propaganda, an advertisement for the military industrial complex. Imagine if NASA had the military defense budget. Imagine if instead of foreign nations building their own militarys and space programs and leeching never ending money from their populous, the brilliant minds and vast resources of the world were pooled together to more easily and efficiently achieve innovation and common goals, well I guess an example of this is the international space station.
If their civilization is space faring...their militaristic (or non-militaristic) ideals would hardly matter.
There is very little technical difference between a tool and a weapon. Their basic tools would harness/utilize more energy then our species.
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