Would a large nuclear war be good for the world?




 
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Boots
 
July 31st, 2008  
Lunatik
 
 

Topic: Would a large nuclear war be good for the world?


With the world population exploding, scarce natural resources, overcrowding like sardines, overfishing, etc, would it not be good if all hell broke out and killed half the world population? What do you think? Also, if nations had never fought one another and just kept reproducing, how would that have effected the population today?
July 31st, 2008  
c/Commander
 
 
Yes, because nuclear war would have no consequences whatsoever for the very small portion of the populace that wasn't wiped out...

Also, if you look back, most of the major instances of mass death in recent world history (WWII, specifically) have been immediately followed by a period of immense growth that far surpassed its antebellum state.
July 31st, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
I wouldn't exactly call it "good."
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Boots
July 31st, 2008  
major liability
 
 
I'm sure nature will take care of it sooner or later. Maybe a plague or a big space rock, something like that.

I don't think a nuclear war would work out too great for us considering all the fallout.
July 31st, 2008  
Lunatik
 
 
Nature isn't as powerful as you think my friends. And we're slowly screwing it up.
July 31st, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
Want to tell that to the next T-Rex you meet.

I am personally going with the asteroid or comet method as the most likely choice for large scale population control.
July 31st, 2008  
c/Commander
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lunatik
Nature isn't as powerful as you think my friends. And we're slowly screwing it up.
And you think turning half of the world into a glass parking lot would help? Please tell me you're not working for STRATCOM in any way, shape, or form...
July 31st, 2008  
Lunatik
 
 
A T-Rex has no chance against a human being, his mind and survival skills. Mankind is, and has always been, on top of the food chain and always will. We could, however, again because we are smart and too smug to care, destroy our atmosphere and the ecosystem on Earth. And we're slowly doing it.

July 31st, 2008  
c/Commander
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lunatik
A T-Rex has no chance against a human being, his mind and survival skills. Mankind is, and has always been, on top of the food chain and always will. We could, however, again because we are smart and too smug to care, destroy our atmosphere and the ecosystem on Earth. And we're slowly doing it.
And, again, you think obliterating half of the planet would help?
July 31st, 2008  
Lunatik
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by c/Commander
And you think turning half of the world into a glass parking lot would help?
I never said that I do. But I think the subject is open to debate. Nature has survived a huge asteroid crash even though it caused mass extinction. A nuclear war wouldn't be as catastrophic as an asteroid hit. It'd take about 10 nuclear bombs to take the population to about 3/5th of what it is today, as a lot of it is concentrated in and around big cities.
 


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