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Arthanari Chandrasekaran

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Strange questions that humans have not yet found an answer for!

We all have a unique course of action through out our day. Many of the conversation along with our friends or some that we hear from others talking at times surprise us and gets our brain thinking, but only to later ignore saying this might be beyond human reach. Have you come across any such question through your brain or from others which you think humans have not yet explored or researched or any unanswerable question?

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    Jul 16 2012: Why are we spending so much money on Research on outer world and nuclear weapons (military) , when we could use the same amount of money for helping the poor and needy people ??

    This is the strangest question that has been bothering me ...
    • Jul 17 2012: Just who is 'WE?'

      I'm not spending any money on those things so please don't include me in "we"

      That now makes the question, why are "you" spending money on weapons, the military and all those other kinds of things?

      If the answer is that you are not, then who is? And why is the aforementioned 'WE' allowing it, since it is all money that comes from them!!

      The average citizen of the world wants to live in peace, harmony and with safety, without worry.

      Just who is against that? The very people who we look up to, give our power to and we don't even need them to live the way we want. They certainly don't want to live that way, so they are totally irrelevant and we don't need them so we need to get rid of them as means, method and manner of operating in the world.

      We continue to believe their lies, we continue to believe in lies rather than truth and we continue to do the same things over and over and expect different results!

      Why?

      Because we are insane.
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        Jul 17 2012: Actually our money that we pay as taxes are not used in the right manner .... In other words we are indirectly spending on military through our taxes ...
      • Jul 17 2012: You give humans to much credit by calling them insane. Is a heard of cows insane when it follows it's leader?
      • Aug 12 2012: Are you saying "that the German Government and/or any group (like the European Union) that it is involved in is not do spend money on "Research on outer world and nuclear weapons (military)". For if you live in Germany and pay taxes then you are definitely part of a "We". The people of a country are responsible for allowing anything their government does, even if the people do not know about it. Unless ignorance is a defense, if so then I will stick my head in the sand and then my government can do what ever they like. Maybe if we all started taking responsibly for what those around us do, then some of the negative things that happen wouldn't. And if one believes that everything is a figment of their imagination, then they are personally responsible for all that happens to the figments of their imagination, so those figments should put the punishment onto them for everything that has ever happened in said figments history.
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      Jul 17 2012: Hi Bharath,

      Thanks for the reply.

      There is another conversation going on a similar topic, thought you might be interested.
      http://www.ted.com/conversations/12275/in_a_tightly_coupled_highly_c.html

      All the Best,
      Artha
    • Jul 23 2012: I read your question and found myself wondering what the numbers are
      World GDP 70 trillion 2011 (Google, world bank)
      World R&D 1.4 trillion projected 2012 (http://www.rdmag.com)
      While you can (and should) question what we spend research money on, I don't think you can call the percentage(2%) spent unreasonable.
      I am all for switching research $ from entertaining cell phone apps and aircraft carriers to... well, almost anything else. I would defend space research (I assume that's what you mean by outer world) because without it humanity will never gain access to the resources and capabilities needed for long term survival.

      That said I think that in a moral world the human race would collectively declare that every person had a legal right to safe food, water, and shelter(a bed to sleep in out of the weather and free from sexual coercion) to start with and to go even further: basic literacy(preferably in a common language as it's hard enough to make peace when you CAN talk to each other), and basic health care(generic antibiotics, vaccinations, stitches... not unlimited access to specialists)

      let the individual countries decide their own logistics in fulfilling this minimum, but create a way for people to remove their government for non compliance.

      This would cost a lot of money undoubtedly, but It would eliminate the need for countless redundant and ineffectual organizations. Economically it would cause changes but it would create a safer, healthier, and more competitive world workforce

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