we are not creating as much as we used to infact i doubt we are even creating half as much as before.
Gosh, I couldn't disagree more with this assertion. We are today far
more creative than ever were our hunter-gatherer or our agricultural ancestors. Vastly better educated people working with vastly improved tools almost can't help but be more creative than were our ancestors, who spent the bulk of their lives chasing animal herds or carrying muck to the fields. "More than 80% of the scientists who have ever lived are alive today."
Explaining the Universe
, John Charap, Princeton University, 2001 "The number of scientific papers published annually has been doubling every 10-15 years for the last two centuries [Price]. This is also true of mathematics alone. In 1870 there were only about 840 papers published in mathematics. Today, about 50,000 papers are published annually...we come to the conclusion that about 1,000,000 mathematical papers have ever been published. What is much more surprising to most people is that almost half of them have been published in the last 10 years."
Andrew Odlyzko, AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1994
To create one must destroy. Just as to reap one must sow.
I don't understand your metaphor BlutTGI. Seed has to be planted before
a crop is produced. An application of your analogy suggests that one must create in order to destroy. But isn't this exactly the opposite of what you are saying?
Does this mean to keep going with creativity we should start the slaughter again? "come on you can do it only 5000 more dead civilians and we are on mars."
I think I understand you to to be saying that war fuels our creativity, though your sarcasm leads me to think that you don't approve. If that's so, then at least we have a minor point of agreement. I won't deny that war often acts to spur technological creativity. I would further strongly agree that no war has been worth such improvements. I'm thinking now of Henry Moseley, the brilliant British physicist who was killed in WW1 at the age of 28. I wonder how many Einstein's and Feynman's ended up as boys with a bullet through their brow?
Applied science is a tool that can be used to cure disease or make nuclear weapons. If we suddenly lost our incentive to make weapons we would simply have more resources with which to cure disease. War is both a horror and a horrible waste. Humans will make their greatest stride forward when they decide to abandon war altogether.