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    Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 07:38
The 15-minute video (it’s well worth the time to watch), titled “The Fallen of World War II,” is divided into three sections. 

The first is an analysis of soldier fatalities by nation, while the second tackles civilian deaths (including the Holocaust). 

The final section provides a fascinating and illuminating overarching perspective of WWII in the context of previous conflicts and those that followed.

Edited by Northman - 09 Jun 2015 at 07:40
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vanuatu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 10:41
It was a fascinating presentation. Hadn't we taken this for granted already? We have observed that social change and ultimately rule of law and international agreements would be enforced by various bodies after WW2. This is what Stephen Pinker talks about in the "Better Angels of Our Nature." That society is in fact less homicidal.

Could we include the evolutionary lesson that would have been understood by a brine shrimp? Is our biology evolving to resist violent conflict?

Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate. (J. R. R. Tolkien)
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Wonderful presentation.  I think that is the point, we take this for granted, not realizing that something is going on, or rather the absence of something.

There is South Park episode where the sea monkeys come to evolve societally until they finally destroy themselves with missiles, but I don't think that is what you are referring to.

Maybe intraspecies violence is going away, but not necessarily interspecies violence toward elephants or whales, or whatnot.  I think that we are starting to realize that we are all in the same boat, but we haven't yet realized that that includes our furry (or scaled) friends. 
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