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Why can't humans solve the problems facing mankind?

 
 
IRFRANK
 
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Reply Sat 21 Dec, 2013 03:04 pm
@JLNobody,
Jimmy Hendrix was right.

Until the power of love
Overcomes the love of power
There will be no peace.
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HesDeltanCaptain
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2015 08:12 am
@anthony1312002,
The human race hasn't had a single year of global peace ever. I looked it up. War is our default mode. Same with crime and disease. When you have laws, you'll always then have crime as not everyone's on board with subjugating their will to a government's. And when you have lots of people forced to live in close proximity you'll get diseases as some built-in mechanism seeks to thin out the numbers and some disease springs into being.

We are primates and predators. We naturally seek both community-living, but as predators competition, usually against our own best interests as with wroking more collectively. This contrary nature is one of the things that makes humans different from other animals, even other primates. Where other species exist harmoniously in nature, with nature, our species destroys nature and poisons it. No other animal destroys its' own habitat. That's all our's. And while many other species have the equivilent of war, crime, and interspecies conflict and violence, humans remain the only one who've gone from being able to kill others with a club, to destroying the entire planet's biosphere.
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HesDeltanCaptain
 
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Reply Tue 18 Aug, 2015 08:10 am
@anthony1312002,
War, crime, and aggresion unfortunately define humanity. Don't think you can ever get rid of it. Even Roddenberry couldn't. Star Trek saw a united human race but we still made spaceships armed for use against non-humans. And disease too is simply part of organic life. Genes mutate and change and diseases come about as a result. Can cure and prevent them, but they'll always be a part of life.

Of more immediate concern is getting rid of the factionalizing of humanity with countries, states, etc. Until we're just one planet and one people, nothing else is going to work.
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