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Thread: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    man, when they elect president of the world, i'm turning off the TV for two years in advance.

    that being said, it is fairly silly that :

    we have people on one side of the world who are starving and people on the other side of the world trying desperately to keep the weight off.

    we have invented imaginary lines to separate us from each other, and then we shoot the people on the other side of the imaginary line in order to maintain the imaginary line.

    pretty much every religion boils down to "hey, we should be nice to each other, because that's a good thing to do and it promotes a stable society from which we all will benefit." then we proceed to concentrate on killing others who have a similar religion but disagree on some issues.

    also :

    we have invented an imaginary currency, and for an activity to be largely considered worthwhile, it has to generate a lot of green pieces of paper.

    the human race will come together if there's a significant and immediate outside threat. short of that, we will have to breed out the remaining vestiges of tribalism that is coded into our DNA. that will take quite a while, though.

    we've done ok as a species; we're one of the few organisms on the planet in which getting eaten isn't a significant day to day risk. however, there's a lot of room for improvement. we have improved somewhat, but the stakes are much, much higher now considering ease of travel and development of weapons.

    there are three major risks to humanity : famine, war, and disease. all are largely dependent on population density. honestly, everyone on the planet needs to stop having so many kids. if the population grows much more, you can be virtually assured that one or more of three is going to happen somewhat regularly.

    edit to add : i don't consider our civilization pathetic; it's just in need of a few tweaks.

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Ahh, I love it when person B tells person A what the opinion of person A is.



    Good.

    Stick around here and you will get a lot of that, whether you like it or not.

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Clearly, everyone who voted no don't see the world around them objectively and do not eveluate it properly.

    Its like critisising someones nation, regardless of which one, no one will agree, because they are deeply nationalistic.

    People don't seek reality, people don't seek the truth.


    Interesting...
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    I would hate to live in a society where everyone smiled and was nice to each other. Where is the fun in that?
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Good.

    Stick around here and you will get a lot of that, whether you like it or not.
    I know, I have 6400 post on this forum.
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I would hate to live in a society where everyone smiled and was nice to each other. Where is the fun in that?
    You never tried. Nobody on this planet did.
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I find myself with the strange compulsion to make an extremely politically incorrect joke regarding "Angry Birds" here. I'm going to do my best to resist it.



    Go for it. I love politically incorrect jokes.

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If it's in my fenced in orchard, it's my tree, and if I see anyone picking fruit from it I'll sic my dogs on them.
    Careful, those might not be your dogs either

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    You take things far too literally. Perhaps people in your country cannot have free opinions anymore, but in Europe we are still free to have opinions without getting attacked in unconstructive ways.
    yes and our opinions in Europe has caused thousands of years of war.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I suppose that means I am done with you as well.

    Wish you all the best!
    You have 6000 comments and received only 300 likes. There are people with several dedicated threads in the special place on this website that have a better ratio than your 20:1. This should tell you something about the quality of your posts.

    This site is host to a great deal of people of all kinds of all political ideologies and all crazy thoughts in their heads. You have conspiracy theorists and sound political debaters. You have people who jump at every stupid, unverified idea and you have people who call for caution. You have all manner of political ideologies present, from the most rabid far-right and far-left people to the most centrists or non-comformists.
    The fact that you garned such a bad ratio means that your posts appeal to the lowest and most infertile kind of participant in these discussions. The wandering idiot. The kind of person who comes in every now and then, usually after he thinks he figured something really smart out, posts about it, gets his ass handed to him by 95% of the population of the site because it wasn't really something smart... but something very stupid, and then leaves.

    Now I'm not saying you're such a person, I'm just saying that your posts appeal to such people and not to 95% of the rest of the participants in this website who are a permanent or semi-permanent population. So this means that you should work on your debating skills and your topics if you wish to find fruitful discussions here and have the kind of fun that only debates can provide.

    I'm telling you these things because I like zebras.

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