I came across this quotation and it got me thinking. What is your view about the assertions made?
Have you walked up and down upon the earth lately?
I have; and I have examined Man’s wonderful inventions.
And I tell you that in the arts of life man invents nothing but in the arts of death he outdoes nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughtered, of plague, pestilence, and famine…when he goes out to slay, he carries a marvel of mechanism that lets loose at the touch of his finger all the hidden molecular energies, and leaves the javelin, the arrow, the blowpipe of his fathers far behind.
In the arts of peace Man is a bungle…his heart is in his weapons…Man measures his strength by his destructiveness.
the Devil, in George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman