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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-04-09 02:19 PM
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Do you believe human beings will ever evolve past the need to war?
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We will all be long gone, but I wonder how many generations must pass before we as a species will evolve beyond the need to war to resolve differences?

If the earth remains inhabitable long enough, I believe we could make it there. Guess it just depends on which instinct is the strongest --- the need to survive vs the need to destroy.

I'd give it another 300 years or so, maybe 250 if we are lucky!







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  -Do you believe human beings will ever evolve past the need to war? RiverStone  Jan-04-09 02:19 PM   #0 
  - If we evolve past the need for greed and power  sandnsea   Jan-04-09 02:21 PM   #1 
  - Well, at least we can take personal responsibility...  RiverStone   Jan-04-09 02:27 PM   #11 
  - I bet it's Guido Daniele: he does handpainting for AT & T and a lot of others.  pink-o   Jan-04-09 06:13 PM   #54 
  - My short answer, yes....  Aviation Pro   Jan-04-09 02:21 PM   #2 
  - Thanks for this hopeful view.  elleng   Jan-04-09 02:23 PM   #6 
  - No.  yibbehobba   Jan-04-09 02:22 PM   #3 
  - No.  elleng   Jan-04-09 02:22 PM   #4 
  - We are predators. Most humans like war/fighting as long its not theirs. Also humans are too greedy  cabluedem   Jan-04-09 08:51 PM   #60 
  - No.  mucifer   Jan-04-09 02:23 PM   #5 
  - Not as long as men produce testosterone and need to prove their dicks are bigger than each other's  katandmoon   Jan-04-09 02:25 PM   #7 
  - You clearly take your 'man hating' seriously.  Edweird   Jan-04-09 04:35 PM   #35 
  - And you are clearly unfamiliar with the role of male hormones and the history of war.  katandmoon   Jan-04-09 05:29 PM   #41 
     - History has zero examples of women being involved in igniting war.  MJDuncan1982   Jan-04-09 06:04 PM   #51 
        - I guess if you don't count Queen Victoria or Elizabeth I or Cleopatra or numerous  bertman   Jan-04-09 08:54 PM   #62 
           - Joan of Arc  Amonester   Jan-04-09 09:18 PM   #68 
              - The only reason she slew them was because they didn't believe the right things.  bertman   Jan-04-09 09:41 PM   #70 
  - Actually, it's to impress women  lynyrd_skynyrd   Jan-04-09 05:38 PM   #45 
  - Once again its all men's fault for war. Thatcher had no trouble spilling blood in the Falklands. nt  cabluedem   Jan-04-09 08:56 PM   #63 
  - As a species, we are not...  TwoSparkles   Jan-04-09 02:25 PM   #8 
  - Agreed. We are more "clever" than "intelligent." n/t  Ladyhawk   Jan-04-09 09:06 PM   #67 
  - First, people need to believe in evolution. nt  Lost-in-FL   Jan-04-09 02:26 PM   #9 
  - No.  billyoc   Jan-04-09 02:27 PM   #10 
  - perhaps one day....one can only hope....we're still evolving...i hope  spanone   Jan-04-09 02:27 PM   #12 
  - Biologically?  Occam Bandage   Jan-04-09 02:28 PM   #13 
  - That's a tough question...  ljm2002   Jan-04-09 02:30 PM   #14 
  - Maybe men of the furture can resolve it through virtual reality...?  RiverStone   Jan-04-09 02:40 PM   #19 
     - While the virtual reality outlets may help...  ljm2002   Jan-04-09 03:21 PM   #25 
  - maybe with bonobo gene splicing.  John Q. Citizen   Jan-04-09 02:33 PM   #15 
  - Actually, the vast majority of the people on the planet have never experienced war.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-04-09 02:33 PM   #16 
  - You are right, but I see it as a much bigger problem along the same lines  MajorChode   Jan-04-09 03:54 PM   #32 
  - Evolve beyond the NEED for war, we already have.  tekisui   Jan-04-09 02:34 PM   #17 
  - Only if people never disagree on anything and never dehumanize another  dmordue   Jan-04-09 02:35 PM   #18 
  - Only if we evolve a lower fertility rate  FarCenter   Jan-04-09 02:42 PM   #20 
  - Absolutely-we are hurtling toward the tipping point and I would just as soon  jhrobbins   Jan-04-09 02:52 PM   #21 
  - Nope.  stuntcat   Jan-04-09 03:03 PM   #22 
  - Yes, but  Toonces27   Jan-04-09 03:11 PM   #23 
  - I believe we will, but I am afraid that before we get there something horrendous will happen.  IsItJustMe   Jan-04-09 03:16 PM   #24 
  - We are bascially chimps with powerful weapons.  cobalt1999   Jan-04-09 03:24 PM   #26 
  - We could, but most likely we will exterminate ourselves first. n.t  RJ Connors   Jan-04-09 03:33 PM   #27 
  - We're past the need for war now.  gcomeau   Jan-04-09 03:36 PM   #28 
  - I agree with the first part of your post, however I believe our brains  Uncle Joe   Jan-04-09 03:54 PM   #31 
  - I would agree progress is being made...  gcomeau   Jan-04-09 04:06 PM   #33 
     - I agree with your general reasoning and logic..  Uncle Joe   Jan-04-09 04:48 PM   #40 
  - Your interpretation of my question is correct  RiverStone   Jan-04-09 05:32 PM   #43 
  - Probably not.. As long as party A wants land that party B is living on  SoCalDem   Jan-04-09 03:39 PM   #29 
  - Yes, a higher consciousness will soon be reached, and it  roody   Jan-04-09 03:44 PM   #30 
  - Another theory: it won't. nt  Occam Bandage   Jan-04-09 04:35 PM   #36 
     - It will---after people stop believing in the invisible sky-man.  roody   Jan-04-09 08:28 PM   #58 
  - As long as violence releases endorphines, war will be around.  Edweird   Jan-04-09 04:33 PM   #34 
  - Sex and exercise also release endorphins..  RiverStone   Jan-04-09 05:43 PM   #46 
  - No, never And that's why peacemaking has to be a conscious endeavor.  sfexpat2000   Jan-04-09 04:39 PM   #37 
  - Yes...and I hope it happens BEFORE the earth becomes uninhabitable.  Raksha   Jan-04-09 04:42 PM   #38 
  - not at this rate.  leftofthedial   Jan-04-09 04:47 PM   #39 
  - I've been saying that for years, will we never evolve ? n/t  on the EDGE   Jan-04-09 05:29 PM   #42 
  - When religion disappears  lynyrd_skynyrd   Jan-04-09 05:37 PM   #44 
  - When religion disappears  Ex Lurker   Jan-04-09 05:43 PM   #47 
     - Religion is the key ingredient of a military  lynyrd_skynyrd   Jan-04-09 05:50 PM   #48 
        - The bolsheviks didn't need it. Just sayin n/t  Ex Lurker   Jan-04-09 06:05 PM   #52 
  - I think there are probably lots of reasons why people wage war on each other but  pipi_k   Jan-04-09 05:59 PM   #49 
  - Absolutely! But by then they won't be "humans" as we know them (us) now.  pl259   Jan-04-09 06:03 PM   #50 
  - 300 years? No way. Eventually? Possibly.  MJDuncan1982   Jan-04-09 06:07 PM   #53 
  - Theory based on the intelligence we have now, no.  Gwendolyn   Jan-04-09 07:01 PM   #55 
  - Never  TayTay   Jan-04-09 07:09 PM   #56 
  - Cetaceans did millions of years ago  Artiechoke   Jan-04-09 07:55 PM   #57 
  - if you mean biological evolution, no, certainly not in that time frame  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-04-09 08:33 PM   #59 
  - Nope. Too late.  cliffordu   Jan-04-09 08:52 PM   #61 
  - Obama will do it in 5 years,,,,,  opihimoimoi   Jan-04-09 08:56 PM   #64 
  - the answer lies in our own little community. will du evolve past the need for our wars?  CasualWatcher9   Jan-04-09 08:58 PM   #65 
  - Everyone seems to have an agenda.  Gwendolyn   Jan-04-09 09:19 PM   #69 
     - i don't see evolution as diagonal line going from the lower to the upper...  CasualWatcher9   Jan-04-09 10:09 PM   #71 
  - In answer to the OP, NO WAY.  bertman   Jan-04-09 09:03 PM   #66 
  - There is, and never has been, a "need" for war. War is imposed on us by the parasites we allow  greyhound1966   Jan-04-09 11:27 PM   #72 
 

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