We like killing each other

humankind is the only species to have created weapons to kill each other, and gods to justify doing so.

that simple observation explains our predicament, and why we will go on as we are until there are too few of us to justify the energy-expenditure in looting the resources of another tribe

Wars require surplus energy, only when there isn't any, will wars cease.

Our prime function here is eating and fornicating. The rest is window dressing. So we have battled with each other for 50k generations. To suggest that will will stop now is fantasising in the extreme.

Of course, now that Covid has interrupted our murderous antics, it may be that we are being stopped sooner that we expected. After all, we’ve been promising to stop trashing the place for the last 100 years. This virus has done it for us in 100 days.

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