War. HUHNN!! Good God, y’all. What is it good for? Absolutely nothin’. Except, y’know, stopping Hitler. War was good for that. Also, it’s good for inspiring deep thoughts from the greatest scientific mind of our lifetime.
Almost all armed conflict in the history of the world came about because opposing sides believed different things to be true.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) February 16, 2017
That sound you just heard was your own mind getting blown clean out your damn skull. You weren’t ready for that truthbomb, were ya?
Note that Professor Deepthoughts used one very important word: “Almost.” If you can think of an armed conflict in the history of the world that didn’t come about because opposing sides believed different things to be true, then that’s the exception he meant when he said “almost.” I can’t think of one off the top of my head — How do you have an armed conflict with somebody who believes to be true the same things as you do? — but that’s why Tyson is paid to be so smart.