John wrote:Dear Gerald,gerald wrote:> Is it possible that generational dynamic theory may only apply to
> societies of a particular level of sophistication and
> complexity?. I can think of two types of societies where the
> theory may not have application. Validation of this however could
> be difficult or imposable.
Every society has to have wars of extermination, because the
population grows faster than the food supply and other resources. The
Generational Dynamics paradigm explains how these wars of
extermination occur, and as far as I know, the same paradigm applies
to all societies throughout history.
In fact, I've argued that the same paradigm must apply to all
intelligent species in the universe.
** Chapter 7 - The Singularity
Some support for your contention that wars should exist between advanced specie.
1) A section in the ancient Sumerian " Book of Enki" describes some of the events leading to a global nuclear war between two factions on their home planet Nibiru, involving ego-power and resources. After the devastation the survivors take unprecedented actions to restructure society to prevent a similar event.
2) Comments in the" Alien Interview" by Lawrence R Spencer -- A summary of the interview was recently published after the death of the Navel telepathic translator. She managed to keep a pirated copy and forwarded it after her death to the author. The author only added extensive footnotes before publishing. The interview of the alien, a member of the "Domain expeditionary forces", supposedly was conducted by Army/Navy personal near the Roswell NM crash in 1947 -- One of the sections of the interview describes an ongoing war for "territory" between the "Domain" and the "Old Empire", both are extensive advanced multi planet civilizations. However, little was revealed about their internal social structure. Other sources indicate the "Domain" was a top down society, the more advanced and informed governed those less so.
Wars for resources and ego-power appear to be built into the matrix of existence.