Powerful inventions

2017-11-23 06:00

MANY people think that the nuclear bomb is the worst invention a human has ever devised.

These weapons were only used to end one war and the casualties on both sides would have been greater if conventional tactics were used, and the related technological advances of nuclear power have been significant.

Nuclear weapons are only a potential means of carrying out mass killings, not the root cause, which logically has to be worse, fundamentally. Religions have caused more conflict than any other invention, as let’s face it, the fact that there are many faiths has to prove they are cultural “inventions”.

Humanity has long been a species that divides itself into groups but we got dangerously carried away by creating different belief systems which devotees have to agree with in order to be respected and live well, and look where it has got us.

When last did any god show up directly and to many, so we could record the event? Why many people still have to base their lives on millennia-old texts when nobody knew anything significant, can only hold us back.

ROBERT NICOLAI

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