PRINCIPLE WARS AND SOME MASSACRES 500 BC TO 1980 AD
(very rough, but worth the effort)
Roman Civil War
1200 Mongol Massacre of Chinese 35 million
Hundred Years War
1400 Aztec Religious Sacrifices 7 million
Wars Of The Roses
1600 Wars Of Dutch Revolt
Thirty Years War
English Civil War
1650 Anglo Dutch War
1700 Wars Of Spanish Succession
1740 Wars Of Austrian Succession
1760 Seven Years War
1780 War Of American Independence
1790 French Revolutionary Wars
1800 Napoleonic Wars
European Christians Led By British Shipped 10 million African Slaves to America. 15% Mortality Rate
1812 War Of 1812
War Of South American Independence
1840 Opium War
1850 Crimean War
1860 US Civil War
1870 Franco Prussian War
1890 Sino-Jap War
1900 Boer War
1914 First World War 14.7 m
First Holocaust (a training ground for second holocaust) was Armenia 1.5 million slaughtered – “The Turkish prime minister has announced measures against France after MPs passed a bill criminalising denial of the 1915-16 Armenian “genocide” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16306376 And, “Turkey has reacted angrily after France’s Senate passed a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks against Armenians” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16695133
(see some of the comments – appalling)
Russian Internal Liquidations Start To 1960, 66 million
1930 Spanish Civil War
German Internal Liquidations 11 million
1939 Second World War 45m
Chinese Internal Liquidations Start 63.8m
1960 Arab-Israeli Wars 5m
1970 Vietnam War
Russian Invasion Of Afghanistan
1980 Cambodian Internal Liquidations
Iran Iraq War 2.5m
Total Deaths 1900 to 1980 About 213 million.
5% approximately of all humankind that have ever lived – have died vehemently
NOW WE HAVE A MUCH GREATER CAPABILITY TO KILL EACH OTHER
“But no, that’s not the way it is. To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he is doing is good or else that it’s a well considered act, in conformity with natural law. Fortunately, it is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions. Macbeth’s self justifications were feeble and his conscience devoured him. Yes, even Iago was a little lamb too! The imagination and the spiritual strength of Shakespeare’s evil doers stopped short at a dozen corpses, because they had no ideology.
Ideology, that’s what gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination. That is the social theory, which helps to make his acts seem good, instead of bad, in his own and others eyes so that he won’t hear reproaches and curses, but will receive praise and honours.
That was how the agents of the Inquisition fortified their wills by evoking Christianity, the conquerors of foreign lands by extolling the grandeur of their Motherland, the colonizers by civilisation, the Nazis by race, and the Jacobin’s (early and late) by equality, brotherhood and the happiness of future generations.
Thanks to ideology, the twentieth century was fated to experience evildoing on a scale calculated in the millions. This cannot be derided, nor passed over, nor suppressed.
“Young people are growing up indifferent. They are acquiring the conviction that foul deeds are never punished on earth that they always bring prosperity.” Alexandra Solzhenitsyn. http://necrometrics.com/pre1700a.htm
Great find – Tiktaalik 380 million years to 360 million years old fossil.
Maybe, the somewhat annoying Creationists and Intelligent Designers will now go away, just like the “Flat Earth-ers” and “No One Really Went To The Moon-ers”. However, some of our schools will be very late on the up-take, they still have not got their heads around Darwin and the simple evolutionary facts. Those facts, which have been around for more than 100 years! Neither, have both our heads of state Blair and Bush or some of our institutions, and they all have a finger on the Nuclear Kill Button!
Religiosity vs IQ http://paulsen.home.netcom.com Lots of new studies. Burnham P Beckwith 1986. A little worrying! Also, the Group Mind and IQ. Ref, the enormous power of the “Sub-Group”.