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Is The World Changing?

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by herrypeter1, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. herrypeter1

    herrypeter1 JF-Expert Member

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  2. MwanaFalsafa1

    MwanaFalsafa1 JF-Expert Member

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    I don't think the world has changed that dramatically. I just think with the birth of the internet and 24 hour news and other news outlets it's easier to see things which you couldn't have a few decades ago.It is like the Vietnam War. The American public became mostly opposed to it when images of the war started being shown.

    Most of the things that are increasing now days like war, prostitution, famine, hunger, floods etc have always been there since time in memorial. By the way you should know that the world is an ever changing place and it has always been that way. Just wait a few decades and the world as you know it today will seem like a distant memory.
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    Of course the word is changing, what did you expect.

    But to say there is more war and stabbings is to look at the picture wrongly, can you say there is a higher percentage of stabbings and warfare? Because with an increase of the population one would expect these things to increase, the more pressing question is what is the rate of these incidents compared to past rates.

    Everything changes, even the argument that the only thing that does not change is change is fallacious, because even change changes its rate of change.

    And of course, as the eminent philosopher pointed out above, the advent of the 24 hour news cycle, 1000 cable channels (where even nails have a special channel) and the ubiquitous internet, sometimes forced upon you through promiscuous wireless signal, does not help conceal and actually blow out of proportion some of the apparent changes.