I think war could stop because not everybody wants to have conflict. The world could change if everybody live a normal life in peace. War could change people/places/and religious beliefs. The world was made to be a peaceful place were human beings could live in harmony. War could stop if we all help.
It has been 2 millenniums that passed after Christ. How much did mankind changed ?? Hardly anything from an historical point a view. There are still people being burned alived for their believes, and " tribes / contrys , killing each other for power. Arround the year 10.000 a.C. Maybe
War in conflict has actually been becoming more and more rare over the past 20 years I find these stats encouraging. As a species we are primarily social and designed by evolution to work together. That's how we've built cities, countries, ventured into space and cured so many diseases that were once considered incurable. At one point in our history we had small tribes that competed and with each other for territory and has history has progresses we have merged tribes through cultural entanglement either by domination or by trade and learning more of each other. The results of having fewer and bigger tribes meant we have been able to build stronger and better communities. We now live in an information age where it is possible for people in even some of the poorest of regions to learn about the world and we're accomplishing more than ever as a result. For this reason I see global peace provided we continue to promote global education as an inevitability. See source on global conflic attached: http://www.Systemicpeace.Org/conflict.Htm
Step one, have several very devastating wars so that the population is greatly reduced, say down to may a few hundred. Next, let those who remain squabble for a while until there are only two left. Finally, allow for a means by which one may kill the other, or failing that a means by which they cause each others death. Problem solved... Maybe I should have said NO?
There are two ways that war can cease to exist. Either humans will learn to live in harmony, which we have gradually worked towards over the course of many generations, or we will completely destroy ourselves before we reach this point. Either way, war eventually will end, because humans cannot continue fighting each other forever.
To start we would need to have a world culture, religion and community. Perceived differences among men create war inevitably. Additionally, power, wealth and rights among men must be equal. Disparities between people create war. What is most important is that we remove violence from our lives and learn from history that war is a vicious cycle which no one wins.
If man sees the futility of fighting wars and decides to amicably resolve disputes for the larger good, like Europe which after centuries of fighting wars have come together to create a powerful grouping called European Union. Such long-term vision in the larger interest of the society along with large scale promotion of concepts like non-violence will go a long way in discouraging people from fighting wars.
War in the sense of armed battles waged between nations can be eliminated if we learn the lessons of history. Human evolution - development of better thinking models - could see war obliterated one day, but I think people will always wage small battles to be the best because I think that kind of warring competition is in fact human nature.
The world is in an optimization race to become more competitive.
But a free competition society is not optimized at all.
The optimization race will require us to change from a free competition society to a free cooperation society. You can see that demonstrated in many books, for example, in the book "The 8th Day" (on Amazon).
War is very human. We fight one another to gain power and secure the safety of our selves and our "Family, Tribe, State, Country etc." as long as humanity exists there will never be a true peace, because as long as humans walk the earth, they will find a reason to fight one another.
War is an enduring last that can never be quenched. To ask why we have war is to ask why leaves fall. It is in our nature. Basically what Im saying is that as unfourtunate and hopeless as it may sound that war will always exist, its the truth, and the truth must be faced, not twisted into the perception that there is always a way out of everything. Take a step back for a moment and think about it. Humans don't just participate in war. We ARE war.
Generally speaking, the war mentality seems to be built into the DNA of men. They seem to like war and even after the wars are over, they go on about them for years. Women appear to be peacemongers and do not like war or the discussions of war. Men think first with their fists. Women find other ways to win an argument.
Throughout history civilizations have declared wars for valuables, land and most of all resources. Even now in the 21st century dominant super power states are invading foreign lands for resources, profit for oil and weapon companies. And the population in these powerful nations are being fed by propaganda by the media against these "rogue nations" belief and their way of life as savages.
These so called noble nations want to impose their imperfect laws to the rest of the world. And if these "rogue states" don't follow these powerful nations laws or support them, then they either get sanctioned or bombed.
wars will exist till then end of times. I'm not religious. But what some monotheistic religions say is true. example in Islam even the angels questioned why God would want to create humans who will spoil the earth and commit all kinds of atrocities.
Humans are a unique species indeed. As the most intelligent species in the planet we should have avoided wars but instead our brains are used to create sophisticated weapons to murder innocent people and destroying the earth's natural habitat.
popular Science fiction always depicts overpopulation and earth being barren and lifeless due to humans and then humans building spaceship to find and colonize other habitable worlds. To me it sounds like we are trying to escape from our own mess. Before we start thinking about living in outer space maybe we should think about how to make this planet safe to live. Since it is the only planet we have to call home.
Humans are territorial and generally aggressive. This is our nature. As long as mankind continues to be ruled by the instinct to acquire land, there will be war. From the need of a tribal warlord to control the largest area possible, to the need for a country to maintain its borders, war over land is timeless and unavoidable.
You can't have heaven without hell. You can't have hot without cold, and you can't have up without down. War will continuously exist due to the fact that for every action their will always be an equal and opposite reaction, as Sir Isaac Newton put it. Their will always be at least two sides to an argument and we will always be fighting, in my opinion.
Wars have happened because, ultimately, a few people have influenced a nation to go to war based on the emotions of humanity. As long as the bad vices of humanity exist, war will always exist. War has occurred since the beginning of the human race, and I don't think it will end anytime soon, unless something miraculous happens. We are, after all, our own worst enemies.
It is sad to say, but some people are just prone to being jealous, angry and violent, as well. They will go through any means to get exactly what they want or feel that they are due. It is because of this, that war will always exist. Sometimes, war is also necessary to contain those who lead via unfair tactics.
Since the natural emotions and feelings of humanity will always exist, so will war exist. War is brought on by these negative feelings for one person, or group of people towards another. While one person may be able to control their responses to these feelings, it is highly unlikely that every person will control those responses. Thus, war will occur eventually, even in a peaceful society.
Peace will never exist in the world, because somewhere and sometime in the world, someone will be having a dispute and it will always escalate into something bigger, such as war. Since the beginning of time, war has always existed. The forms may have changed, from fist-fighting and head-on battles, to a war made of words. And now, a war where one country could blow the other country to nothing in a matter of minutes. War will never cease to exist.
It is the nature of all life to secure for itselves and it's posterity as many resources as possible. That means war with others who want those resources for their own posterity. Only in a future so resource rich that no one can ever lack for anything he or she may desire could war be averted. Not likely under even the most optimistic science fiction scenarios.
Wars can never cease to exist unless and until humans learn to accept their differences, which humans can never compromise on. History is the best guide to war. Wars have always happened due to differences in opinion or greed. Both are human traits that will always exist among us and therefore war is the only answer to sort out these differences.
The male mentality is what gives way to wars starting. A show of force, in the form of violence, is considered a show of strength. There are ways to avoid this kind of conflict but it takes time and negotiation. There is a problem with a lot of the population in that they'd rather just fight it out than work it out. The casualties of war have no meaning to this segment of the population.
Throughout all of recorded history, there has been war. No society, no matter how civilized or moral, has ever been able to avoid it. There will always be countries whose leaders are corrupt in some way, and who will plunge their nations into a self serving conflict with others. Organizations such as the United Nations, and strong peace keeping countries such as the United States have not been able to eradicate wars in the world.
The reason being is that there will be war going on somewhere in the world because there will always be corrupt leaders taking over somewhere in the world even though it may be in small, third world type countries. Power does corrupt people and that will instigate other countries to defend theirs or war with that country. Other times, freedom and Democracy will need to be defended.
Abraham betrayed Sarah and as a result, Ishmael was born to Hagar. When Sarah had Isaac, God told Abraham that there would be no peace between the two. This has been held true to today, and no end will be seen in the world as we know it, since God has declared it to be.
I feel that it is impossible for the action of war to cease completely. Wars stem from pressures between two or more groups of individuals who all feel they are correct and the other group or groups are wrong. The need for individuals to prove themselves correct will never end because there will always be someone on top and someone on bottom. This natural order of things will always cause friction and therefore stress resulting in war. I believe that no matter what we do war is an inevitable occurrence that cannot be avoided.
We will never outgrow it we all hate things for different reasons, I can't wait to see a space war, maybe when we're older eh? I dislike the quote "War, war never changes" because it does! It gets better, bigger, badder. I'm not saying war is good but what would we do without it?
This means that war will continue because people have their opinions and beliefs and wish to stand by them. They create wars just to prove a point, which creates even more war & violence. This develops & people are against each other; they want greed, power, resources and wealth. War is like a process, it continues and will always continue until the process stops, if ever by any chance. So, as the process goes on , as it has for been centuries, it advances. Therefore, just the way it is fought will change.
Wars will always exist because people always want more than what they have. War is always about power, religion, money and land. For Example the war between the Catholics and protestants and the injustice being caused in Palestine. It is horrible, even though the g8 summit is there we still have wars because we do not agree with what they decide or say.
It's a shame to say, but warfare is one of humanity's primary vectors for achieving goals. The fact that each individual thinks differently; has different belief systems, goals and priorities is a double-edged sword. This perpetual drive via via conflict to out do one-another can often lead to excellent advances, technologies and breakthroughs. Although on the other hand, the conflict generated therein can have grave consequences.
Us humans crave revenge, and scared at the same time. We decide to initiate war on others due to the fear that someone else will initiate war on us. If we were to be attacked by terrorist, we will seek revenge and initiate war. War will never cease to exist as long as people have different believes, which will probably never happen.
Just look in the history books or watch television, or even look in some of your own neighborhoods. Science has come a long way in everything and in particular in the brain department. Using MRI machines they can tell what kind of person you will end up being. So, since the wiring in the brain determines what we are going to be like, somewhat, and until they can change that at birth we are going to be what we are today. I have a lot of faith in our scientific experts and truly believe that one day they will be able to alter the functioning of our brains but until that happens things will be the way they are now. Just hang in there and have some faith in GOD and SCIENCE.
As long as there is solar energy, there will be tornadoes and hurricanes.
As long as there is oxygen, there will be forest and house fires.
As long as radioactive decay continues to warm up the earth's core, earthquakes will keep shaking.
As long there is life... CONFLICTS WILL CONTINUE.
Conflict is part of our daily life. Believe it or not it is a blessing. War is just another part of our diverse culture conflicts. It is possible though to stop war but only if we create a society where everybody follows the rules and have no humane thought for themselves which we definitely do not want.
As long as humans exist, so does war. War is in our very nature. The struggle for power and the will to dominate other people. It will never completely cease to exist, because it is in our very nature, unless we can change our very nature in the future, war will never cease to exist.
Human beings are selfish by nature, excluding a small minority of truly self-less individuals. Problem is, majority rules, not minority.
I think the only way to abolish war for good would be to wipe out most of the human population and society, leaving the minority of self-less individuals left to re-build society on their morale's, so that they could instill their beliefs to future generations who would then go on to hopefully be self-less as their ancestors were/taught them. I guess this would be the rapture, but away with that tom-foolery (religion), which is one of the main fuels for wars, but that's a whole different topic.
Also, maybe in the future if we ever come in contact with other intelligent societies in our galaxy or beyond, which I'm sure won't happen for quite some time if at all, but if we did then maybe humans would finally unite as a single entity, "Earth". But then again, I'm sure wars would just be waged against the newly discovered intelligent life if we had the capabilities, and discovered something of theirs that would benefit "Earth".
I'd like to think that a society of intelligent beings exist out there somewhere, where war has been abolished all together and everyone lives, relying on a logical approach to life rather then an emotional or selfish approach
War has always existed in humanity, and it will never stop. Since the beginning of time war has been present in ourselves, in society, in humanity, in life itself. It is a never ending cycle with neither beginning nor end. The cycle of life and death run the balance of existence. Without wrong, we can't know what's right. Without failure, we wouldn't know what success is. Without corruption, we wouldn't know what is justice. Without war, there would be no peace, for peace would not be sought. As we are all human beings, the cycles will never stop, for one cannot exist without the other. "Humanity will always make it through, even in the hardest times, as we have always survived, and we will go on through time, for one things drives us all... Hope"
There is much money to be made in war, From industries to automobile makers and scientists, everyone get a slice of the pie. Industries will provide the necessary materials in order to wage war, automobile makers will provide transportation for soldiers, and scientists will continue to provide better chemicals as weapons. Even if certain weapons are banned, there is still a large profit to be made. If guns are banned, swords will rise and take their place, if swords are banned, hatchets will take over, if hatchets are banned, stones will take over as weapons. Thus, making war impossible to cease.