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Nukes can be evil, or good. All depends who has control over them. They are certainly not the most evil thing, as they only have the potential to create mass casualties (And, ultimately, an apocalypse (sp?)), but they have not created as many casualties as the gun, or the sword, or the spear etc. It all depends if or how they are used.
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Yes, but the sheer power of nuclear weaponry makes it so dangerous that it makes one wonder if they should exist in the first place. But if they did not exist, then there would be no long-term deterrent to prevent large scale war
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The only bad thing about nukes is that they are not currently being used. Oops did i just say thatShocked. With 6 billion and more people on this earth one human life is worth almost completely nothing. Think how infinitesimaly little importance your actions have on this earth. Not to mention the disasterous environmental impact our surging population is having on nature, even if a few nuclear bombs went off our impact would still be worse.


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The greatest paradox of nukes is that they are capable of destroying the human race in only a few moments and doing so totally, which distinguishes them from all previous weaponry. However, the fact they are so terrible means that no great power has been to war with another directly since nuclear arsenals first appeared.
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Exactly- although many other problems rage our civilization, full scale mobilization and war between two neighbooring countries (or many countries for that matter) is now not very common.
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Originally posted by Frederick Roger Frederick Roger wrote:

God is man's most evil creation.

Therefore man is most evil, stop blaming god.

Originally posted by Earl Aster Earl Aster wrote:

Yes, but the sheer power of nuclear weaponry makes it so dangerous that it makes one wonder if they should exist in the first place. But if they did not exist, then there would be no long-term deterrent to prevent large scale war
 
So far the observed use has been  in war, so they are not a long term deterrent, but usefull for high short term effect.
 
Nixon had proposed the use of nukes vietnamese during the vietnam war. So deterrent NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
 
A self consuming fire, yes.
 
We should have a nuke/bio/chem free world. Any tool of war that effects the environment long after the end of hostilities should be outlawed. Like the landmines.


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Originally posted by malizai_ malizai_ wrote:

We should have a nuke/bio/chem free world. Any tool of war that effects the environment long after the end of hostilities should be outlawed. Like the landmines.


Add religion to that list. It lingers much longer then the tools you listed above.
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I do not think that nuclear weapons are the most evil creation by man to this present point, although they definitely have that potential in the future, and perhaps the not so distant future.
 
Maybe the most evil weapon created by man to this point in history would be the creation of dynamite, as it opened a new era in weapons and destruction never before seen by man, and has contributed to the deaths of millions.
Nuclear weapons have not done that, yet.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pinguin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jan-2007 at 08:15
I believe atomic bombs was one of the best inventions ever made.
 
For the first time in history both ambitious dictators (those parasytes like Napoleon, Julius Caesar or Alexander LOL) and esquizophrenic democrats have to give a chance to PEACE.
 
Nuclear bombs have stopped massive wars for now. It is a good deal. Is like God himself have say "Be good kids or perish".
 
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I agree with whoever said that biological weapons are worse (and nerve gasses!!).  I don't usually use words like "evil" but they are certainly approaching that. 

To whoever said nukes can be good and bad, is there a good side aside from the "deterrent" aspect?
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Originally posted by Frederick Roger Frederick Roger wrote:

God is man's most evil creation.
 
And why do you feel that way?   Compared to other ideaologies, mankind's conceptualization of God has led to very few deaths.  In fact, God tends to limit our worst instincts.  Look at our century
 
Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao all had atheistic ideaologies.  They killed far more people than Theistic dictators.  Then factor in murderers who were only very nominal theists.  (Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin).   And then factor in WWI in which religion played a very, very minor role. 
 
How many people has religion killed in our century. maybe....
Fundamentalist Islam  -  severall hundred thousand
Religously based Zionism  -  Ten thousand, maybe more?
Christian Fundamentalism  - A few thousand.  (More if you count its support of religous zionism) 
Militant Hinduism -  ten thousand?
 
The total for Hindusim and Islam will climb if you add 1948 India-Pakistan casualties.  Secular politics also had a factor here though.
 
Hiter and Stalin did this in a 6 moth period.  Ironically, it appears that the Ayatollah Khomeini was statisticaly less inclined to harm people as an Islamic fundamentalist and bound by the rules or fundamentalist Islam that his secular countrerpart in Iraq operating with no rules.   Naturally, I would not want either one harming me, but I would rsik being targeted by  the religously law bound Ayatollah than the lawless Saddam.   Wink.
 


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I agree with you, Cryptic, in many "religious" wars Religion or G-d is just a stand-in for some political or social issue.
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