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Since we're in the donating mood

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by Diver0001, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

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    I beg to differ.

    I'm not a historian but I'd be willing to bet that more people have died as a result of wars in the last 100 years than in the rest of recorded history combined.

    R..
     
  2. dherbman

    dherbman Instructor, Scuba

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    Where would we be as a race without war? Where would our medical, communications, space, transportation, manufacturing, virtually every technology representative of an advanced civilization be without war as a motivator? For us to advance, it seems to be a necessary evil. Kinda like killing and eating animals.
     
  3. dlndavid

    dlndavid 私は寿司およびアジア女性を食べるだScubaBoard Supporter

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    walk out your front door...
     
  4. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    interesting point ... hmmmm .... i think i disagree

    certainly some technologies have been developed and perfected through warfare,
    but i think overall, war is a draining of resources (and a waste of resources) that
    if employed during peacetime to make advances would probably yield more for us.

    that said, violence (and war is organized violence) is probably inevitable, as
    there's probably always going to be some group around that's going to want
    what you have and will resort to violence to get it...
     
  5. Fish_Whisperer

    Fish_Whisperer Solo Diver

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    Yep. I want Andy's dive gear. (Hey, Andy? Do you hear that? Sounds like a squadron of bombers...") :D
     
  6. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    i have a butter knife and know how to use it...
     
  7. adurso

    adurso Solo Diver

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    Are you saying that modern wars have killed more people than historic wars? If this is the case have a look into the wars that almost depopulated Europe during the late 1300s through the early 1600s, you must include those who died of disease, and the camp followers who died as well as the innocent killed by all sides and those who starved to death due to the destruction of crops. Modern war is relatively bloodless as compared to historical wars. And a great deal of scientific advancement has come out of war as mentioned by dherbman
     
  8. wardric

    wardric Divemaster

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    it's a question of proportion.

    in 8000 BC, population of the earth was 5 000 000
    in 1 AD, it was 300 000 000
    in 1900, it was 1 656 000 000

    in 2002, it was 6 215 000 000

    so of course there are more deaths now but you have to take the proportion into account.
     
  9. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Solo Diver

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    Well, I like to eat & animals are made of meat. Works out pretty simple, no?
     
  10. Fish_Whisperer

    Fish_Whisperer Solo Diver

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    *calling off the squadron* Sorry... I'm so sorry... I cry your pardon! (Can I have your dive gear, though? :eyebrow: ) :lol:
     

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