lsayre wrote: Killing for peace doesn't seem to work very well. After decades of it we are in way deeper trouble than we ever were before we started it.
A voice crying in the wilderness, a voice with common sense and logic yet goes unheard.
It must be that people listen to different voices other than sense and logic. Motivation comes from different sources. Given the record, how can this be denied? Like breathing we do things without thought. This is the true law of our species or Kind. That law remains largely unknown and the science devoted to it looks the other way.
It seems obvious that those most expert in the knowledge of and exploitation of motivation are the great advertising houses and our politicians. Which would you rather sell? Sex and violence or logic? Which is easiest?
We call learning a discipline. Why should that be unless in conflict with something else that hinders it? Why do we call a man who jettisons what most of us value holy? Why do we favor a council of elders over a council of youth? Perhaps the elders don't know more but are least governed by the unwritten laws of our Kind.