Can humans ever co-exist peacefully?
4 Jan 07
So basically you are saying that humans need somoene to turn their angst against, thier reptilian part of their nature, predation, alpha male syndrome on something or the other, else they will one day maybe turn completely against each other and maybe self destruct?
1 Jan 07
It is in human nature to constantly struggle for power. A peaceful co-existence would only be possible in a small community of, say, 100 to 150 individual who collaborate for the good and survival of everyone. Any larger than this, and the community would soon split in different factions, all trying to get the upper hand on the others. Sorry if the answer is a bit short and not fully elaborated, but I hope that it made it clear that a peaceful co-existence is only possible with a limited number of humans, and that the answer to your question is neither a complete 'no', nor a clear 'yes'.
4 Jan 07
Thanks for your response. Please check up my rejoinder to Ashida's response, the 4th on this thread. Th only additon that I can make to your comment is that what if we look at it from the macro level and not the micro level? Then what? What are your thoughts on the thread taking these inputs (yours, Ashida's and barbaradjt's? All are welcome to add more insights, maybe add your own ideas and expand this discussion