23 Dec 1994 19:05:27 GMT

John McCarthy (jmc@SAIL.Stanford.EDU) wrote:

: Basically, we have world peace now. There are a few nasty military
: conflicts, but 99 percent of the world's population are at peace.
: There are non-military conflicts, but settling the minor wars in
: Bosnia, etc. won't change these much.

: --
: John McCarthy, Computer Science Department, Stanford, CA 94305
: *
: He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.


Have you been outside lately? Organized, declared wars are not the only
barriers to world peace. I am afraid we are far from peace, but I think
anthropology (in the large sense of the word) can help us move closer to it.

Just my thoughts,

Peaceful holidays,

Marc D.