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Documentary about the origin of chemical weapons.

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I am not sure everyone knows this.

What i do know, is that financial budgets are very large when at (cold) war.
Thus developments and research previously thought to be too expensive could then be realized. With that in mind, it is easy to explain where the innovations of war come from. The only other way is when an investor sees an opportunity to make money in the long run and thus invests in scientific research and development.

When humans have a common goal like for example an mutual enemy it is easy to get things done. When there is no mutual enemy, A distinctive large part of humans get lazy(EDIT : Forgot to mention that is where the social structure becomes important, that is to drive out the laziness .Humans are lazy by nature(evolutionary advantage, a lazy human consumes less energy)). Only a small group is driven by idea's and curiosity (NOT ideals, those are for the religious part of humanity) so strong that it overrules the standard human behaviour. Humans are lazy by nature. Will not do anything if there is no return of investment. If that investment may be money or labour. Afcourse there are always exceptions. These (lucky) ones are the ones that change history.

When talking about advancements of war, this is a very good documentary :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFSPHfZQpIQ

It is about the advancements of war. And why silicon valley really exists.
The smart thinkers with an idea : Frederick Terman and William_Shockley.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Terman

Without this man, humanity would not have the electronic advancements today. It would come, nevertheless though.

From a certain perspective, you are right. When looking at the bigger picture you are wrong.

There is by the way another way. If everybody pays for it together.
If everybody pays for new development then it is possible to do large expensive scientific research. Payed for by the people , for the people.
That means voluntary giving up some of your money together with all the other people.

Charity is one way, tax is another.
 

SamurAchzar

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Would that be the king of the Jews that ordered them to kill everyone in the promised land so they could have it for themselves?
You have to admit its a better solution than the one involving reserves and casinos.
 

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Quote Category: War




“He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.”
- Proverb
The Bible: Matthew 26:52: Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM

This deep psychological truth, know long ago, is true because it is true of the human psyche not because it's God's law. And there is nothing you can do in denial that will ever change it. Because you hate you cannot forgive and because you can not forgive you will know no forgiveness. But the great sad fact is that you are the worst enemy there can be to everything you love. You are a sad sad child who is pissed off by reality and you would prefer that Israel die than awaken. Such is the way of self hate. You will kill the other not knowing the other is you.
 

SamurAchzar

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Quote Category: War




“He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.”
- Proverb
The Bible: Matthew 26:52: Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM

This deep psychological truth, know long ago, is true because it is true of the human psyche not because it's God's law. And there is nothing you can do in denial that will ever change it. Because you hate you cannot forgive and because you can not forgive you will know no forgiveness. But the great sad fact is that you are the worst enemy there can be to everything you love. You are a sad sad child who is pissed off by reality and you would prefer that Israel die than awaken. Such is the way of self hate. You will kill the other not knowing the other is you.
Good. Now go murder someone, it's obvious you're not even fit for a trial. Everybody knows this.
 

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