Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 10:30 am
Hi everyone (Everyone that is reading this)!

WHAT IS WAR?

I made it big to see if I could (make it big, that is).

Thank you, and have a brilliant day (with the exception of all known excludees: Reyn being Prime (excludee)!

Mark...
 
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 10:35 am
@mark noble,
Why do you ask such simple selfexplanatory question? Is it lack of attention?
mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 10:37 am
@HexHammer,
Hi Hex!

"One man's 'shallow', is another man's 'deep'!

Answer the question jackass???

And have a terrific day!

Mark...
kennethamy
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 10:47 am
@mark noble,
mark noble wrote:

Hi everyone (Everyone that is reading this)!

WHAT IS WAR?

I made it big to see if I could (make it big, that is).

Thank you, and have a brilliant day (with the exception of all known excludees: Reyn being Prime (excludee)!

Mark...



Isn't the answer obvious? It is an armed conflict between two groups of people. There are, of course, metaphorical uses of the term. For example, "war on cancer" or "war on poverty".
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kennethamy
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 10:51 am
@mark noble,
mark noble wrote:

Hi Hex!

"One man's 'shallow', is another man's 'deep'!

Answer the question jackass???

And have a terrific day!

Mark...


Of course, sometimes people who go too deeply drown in confusion.
Chumly
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 10:56 am
"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent"
Asimov
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mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 11:49 am
@kennethamy,
Hi Ken!

And sometimes they don't. Would you say the 'war on cancer' is an armed offensive, or does the word "War" have an ambiguous nature?

What is it that defines 'a soul at war'?

Kind regards!
Mark...
Pronounce
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 11:51 am
@mark noble,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=war
I can't describe it any better than the above.

But is war bad? From the definition we get
Quote:
altering either the psychological hierarchy or the material hierarchy of domination or equality
. Is war ever justified? Should humans live by the status quo and not try to change the establish hierarchy? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism What do anarchist hope to achieve? http://www.anarchy.net/anarchy/anarchy_manifesto/
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 12:34 pm
@mark noble,
mark noble wrote:
"One man's 'shallow', is another man's 'deep'!

Answer the question jackass???
Why would I waste time answering what you can spend a few sec googeling?
mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 12:43 pm
@HexHammer,
Hi Hex!

Answer the question or sod off!

Kind regards!
Mark...
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kennethamy
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 12:47 pm
@mark noble,
mark noble wrote:

Hi Ken!

And sometimes they don't. Would you say the 'war on cancer' is an armed offensive, or does the word "War" have an ambiguous nature?

What is it that defines 'a soul at war'?

Kind regards!
Mark...


I already said that "the war on cancer" uses the term "war" metaphorically, and not literally. It pretends that cancer is a kind of person to be defeated. Cancer is not any kind of person at all. So, the slogan personifies what is not a person. It has nothing to do with ambiguity.
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Jebediah
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 12:52 pm
@mark noble,
mark noble wrote:

Answer the question jackass???

And have a terrific day!


Drunk
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Pronounce
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 12:52 pm
@mark noble,
The use of the word war in both of your examples seems to be metaphorical to me. In the case of case of cancer there is an organized plan of attack, like in war, and for "a soul at war" there is similarity to war in that it is an all consuming struggle that takes a huge amount of resources (albeit personal in this case).
kennethamy
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 01:00 pm
@Pronounce,
Pronounce wrote:

The use of the word war in both of your examples seems to be metaphorical to me. In the case of case of cancer there is an organized plan of attack, like in war, and for "a soul at war" there is similarity to war in that it is an all consuming struggle that takes a huge amount of resources (albeit personal in this case).


Well yes, of course. They are not literal uses of "war" so if they mean anything at all, they are metaphorical uses. And we can understand the metaphorical uses only by understanding the literal uses. When we talk of "the war on cancer" we are talking as if cancer were some kind of person (or persons), for war can literally be only between or among persons.
mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 02:04 pm
@Pronounce,
Pronounce wrote:

The use of the word war in both of your examples seems to be metaphorical to me. In the case of case of cancer there is an organized plan of attack, like in war, and for "a soul at war" there is similarity to war in that it is an all consuming struggle that takes a huge amount of resources (albeit personal in this case).


Hi P!

I agree! But what, universally, is war?

Kind regards!
Mark...
mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 02:05 pm
@kennethamy,
Hi Ken!

Do not other animals go to war?

Think about it!

Kind regards!
Mark...
William
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 03:43 pm
@mark noble,
mark noble wrote:

Hi Ken!

Do not other animals go to war?

Think about it!

Kind regards!
Mark...


NO! Please name two groups of animals that attack each other collectively? Of course humans excluded from that categorical faux pas.

Thanks,
William
Jebediah
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 04:03 pm
@William,
William wrote:

NO! Please name two groups of animals that attack each other collectively? Of course humans excluded from that categorical faux pas.

Thanks,
William


Chimpanzees. I saw it on planet earth. They are close relatives of ours though.
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sometime sun
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 04:17 pm
Meerkats;http://animal.discovery.com/videos/meerkat-manor-this-means-war.html

and I think Lemurs also.
Pronounce
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 04:42 pm
@mark noble,
Quote:
But what, universally, is war?

I don't know Mark, that is why I replied using the definitions I used. I don't think these definitions are universal though. I believe they are Western culturally biased. I was hoping that someone more in tune with your question might answer it.
 

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