religion or nationalism
In my opinion, human history has been driven mainly by two major ideas, religion and nationalism. Save the continuing advancements of technologies, nothing has shaped the world we live in more. Almost all wars have been started over one of the two ideas, and therefore more people have died for these beliefs than for anything else. I pose three questions. Which idea is responsible for more deaths in human history; religion or nationalism? Which idea is most likely to cause the next major war? And are people any different because of where they were born, or what god they believe in (if they do)?
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- Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1949) is considered one of America's great writers.
- Poe penned his most famous poem, The Raven, in his 30s.
- Originally, the poem's feathered subject was a bit flamboyant.
Evolution doesn't clean up after itself very well.
- An evolutionary biologist got people swapping ideas about our lingering vestigia.
- Basically, this is the stuff that served some evolutionary purpose at some point, but now is kind of, well, extra.
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- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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