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World peace can best be achieved by:

by chacham (Prior)
on May 01, 2018 at 14:38 UTC ( #1213890=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on World peace can best be achieved by:

Throwing nuclear weapons into the sun
[bar] 8/5%
Making everybody on Earth disappear
[bar] 80/53%
A threat from an alien with a mighty robot
[bar] 18/12%
A new technology or communications medium
[bar] 5/3%
Providing a magic fish to a Miss Universe
[bar] 19/13%
Establishing a Group mind
[bar] 21/14%
151 total votes
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Re: World peace can best be achieved by:
by Gavin (Chancellor) on May 01, 2018 at 17:16 UTC
    Make joining Perl Monks compulsory.
Re: World peace can best be achieved by:
by shmem (Chancellor) on May 02, 2018 at 07:43 UTC

    As long as the duality between war and peace exists, there will war, there will be peace. Once both concepts become meaningless, there will be no war, and peace as absence of war not either. To reach that end, what war feeds upon, and what it produces, must be eliminated. Therefore:

    Eliminating fear.

    I suspect that this is too big a job for the existing humanity.

    perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'

      Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

        So the path into the other direction is love. Alas, that has been discredited by the slogan make love, not war which is just plain nonsense. Love obviously cannot be manufactured, and so this slogan promotes the colloquial meaning of 'making love'.

        The final goal of love is to get concious of itself, in every conciousness, which leaves no place for fear.

        update: γνῶθι σαυτόν - thanks, Discipulus.

        perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'

        Like this quote, I do. Much wisdom Yoda has. :-)

        Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
Re: World peace can best be achieved by:
by fishy (Pilgrim) on May 02, 2018 at 12:32 UTC

    Getting help from the outside!

Re: World peace can best be achieved by:
by perldigious (Curate) on May 08, 2018 at 17:17 UTC

    I'm disappointed in some of the responses here. Far too pessimistic and nihilistic for my taste. The bad things about humanity (and there are plenty, major historical setbacks like wars, the dark ages, genocides, etc.) are balanced by good things (family, friends, science, technology, art, music, the constant long timescale trend of reduction of suffering... PerlMonks!). I'm not particularly religious myself, but it's the classic dichotomy of good vs. evil if you will.

    Besides that, it took human intelligence developing to the point it has to understand well enough to even ask the big questions. The whole "humans are the problem, if we didn't exist everything would be great" notion is self contradictory, if there were no human intelligence around there would be nobody to even ask the big questions, let along make the assessment between what's "good" and what's "bad", it's a paradox of higher-order consciousness and self awareness. You can always find bad things in the world if you go looking, often truly awful, terrible things like war, disease, famine, etc. If you focus on those things (like the news unfortunately tends to) the world can look pretty grim, and it's easy to get mired in that outlook, but if you step back and look at it on a grander scale over a long period of time, the general trend of good things is increasing and the general trend of bad things is decreasing. More so now than ever!

    But to answer the question of the poll itself, World Peace can most likely be achieved by humanity continuing to progress, little by little, year on year, despite all the stumbles and occasional backtracking along the way, just like we always have. With that in mind, and "other" not being an option, I didn't even vote.

    Seriously, things are going great, and they're only getting better. But don't take my word for it...

    https://www.amazon.com/Enlightenment-Now-Science-Humanism-Progress/dp/0525427570

    https://humanprogress.org/

    https://twitter.com/HumanProgress?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    All the metrics, charts, and studies in the book tell a promising (and very grounded in reality) tale. If you constantly feel pessimistic about the world and you use Twitter, my first recommendation would be to stop using Twitter (I kid, I kid... well, I partly kid anyway), but short of that at least add that last one to your feed. :-)

    Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
Re: World peace can best be achieved by:
by stevieb (Abbot) on May 01, 2018 at 17:37 UTC

    Eradicating the human species in its entirety, going back to when ecosystems were balanced and self-maintainable/sustainable.

      Exactly, as Douglas Adams put it “Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake coming down from the trees in the first place, and some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no-one should ever have left the oceans.” :)
      Eradicating the human species in its entirety

      The current best way to do this is dispatching a global thermonuclear war. I'm not convinced.

      perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'

      Or so you think ecosystems were balanced and self-maintainable/sustainable?

      That is like claiming that native americans were peace loving and respected the environment before evil white men came on the scene

Re: World peace can best be achieved by:
by shmem (Chancellor) on May 10, 2018 at 21:37 UTC
    Making everybody on Earth disappear

    This option with the most votes up to now strikes me as being the silliest of them all, since everybody disappears from earth, sooner or later - just not at the same time. Is peace then a problem of disappearance synchronisation? or else?

    perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
Re: World peace can best be achieved by:
by LanX (Bishop) on May 02, 2018 at 08:48 UTC

      Education without thought control.

      Sex with love.

      Education and global sex!
      I'm pretty sure we've already done a good job of fucking the planet. And no world peace yet. Still, maybe Alberta can teach us a thing or two yet?

      -QM
      --
      Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      Education, agreed. What kind of? And in what way is sex not global yet? should asexual reproduction be prohibited for all plants and animals?

      Thinking again... oh. You are trolling. Nice job, I fell for it ;-)

      perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
Re: World peace can best be achieved by:
by hdb (Monsignor) on May 03, 2018 at 07:16 UTC

    Define "world".

    Define "peace".

Re: World peace can best be achieved by:
by BillKSmith (Vicar) on May 03, 2018 at 15:39 UTC
    Tough question. "Making everybody on earth disappear" seems to be the only option with a reasonable chance of success. However, from a human's point of view, any of the others would result in a 'better' peace if they did in fact succeed. I choose not to vote.
    Bill
Re: World peace can best be achieved by:
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on May 03, 2018 at 17:01 UTC

    For a more practical and short-term approach see my footer.

    «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

    perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

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