Talk:1289: Simple Answers

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The title text question is not answered, but I would guess "no", mainly because I don't believe wars would stop even if we understand each other completely. On the other hand, it talks about "make war undesirable" ... isn't "making war undesirable" what nuclear weapons did? -- Hkmaly (talk) 09:26, 11 November 2013 (UTC) Can't think of a time was really was desired. Isn't war and mass death already usually undesired? 21:41, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

This is just further info on the next-to-last question, and Randall's answer is thus "no". 12:16, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
If nuclear weapons made war undesirable, then what is the US army doing in the middle east? If anything, I think nuclear weapons just caused us to change the mechanics of war, as many weapon advancements have done in the past. And sadly, I suspect that better understanding won't make war any less desirable (as others have said already). =( -- 14:13, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
You are trying too hard. Nuclear weapons doesn't fit in "new communication medium" referenced in title text. That could be telegraph, television, phones, e-mails, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc... I think the question is not answered to make everyone think in what really cause a war. Although a better communication can make we understand reasons and have better dialogs, they do not eliminate the roots of war like selfishness, no compassion, greed, etc... 21:59, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

One could argue that technology only helps us understand about each other. Technology cannot help us to understand each other in the sense of appreciate each other. And to go further, understanding about each other can increase the likelihood of war. Grahame (talk) 00:39, 12 November 2013 (UTC)Grahame

It's not a reference in the strict sense, but it does remind me of the Babelfish from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in that perfect communication between different people had caused untold war and bloodshed. -Pennpenn 06:08, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

rule 34 applies everywhere. 14:20, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Most people find war undesirable already, yet it persists. 19:59, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

I've had conversations about AI-generated art where this comic would have come in handy. 08:58, 10 November 2022 (UTC)

This comic is especially relevant right now. 16:16, 3 May 2023 (UTC)