Alien Anthropology

Smart Weapons and Stupid Wars

It is only because we are quite astonishingly and catastrophically unable to end wars that we find ourselves in so very many ways and for so very many different reasons still fighting them. We have refined our sharpest technological insights as a function of conflict and the intertribal dissonance that our species specialises in. What is eminently obvious to even the casual observer of this regrettably belligerent human condition is that we are compelled to pursue “smart weapons” only because we (all) remain in gestalt far too stupid to stop fighting wars.

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