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From: Wade T. Smith <email@example.com>
> >Cultural evolution is rightly based upon the differences which causes
> >problems between people, but it will end if you dismiss any conflict
> >between people, styles and ideologies,....
> One has to wonder what sort of things wouldn't end in such idyll.
> I think H. G. Wells and a few other science fiction authors did some
> thought experiments along those lines.
<< Nietzsche did too !
If you dismiss any conflict possible you " de- nothinged " ( what a word !)
the " to be " ( Heidegger), you make everything completely worthless_
but everything, as a consequence, transforms itself than in some kind of
The process of nihilism according to Heidegger, don 't end up into nothing-
ness, there is still a " no -side " about nihilism possible.
Meaning, the end wouldn' t end despite the fact there is nothing there !
The existence of the nothingness is a fact just because of the existence
of itself !
The nothingness as such and as itself will never ceast to exist.
I wouldn 't call this ydillic, but there you are !
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