Is there any possibility that war is not inevitable, given historical evidence? Are there any aspects of human behaviour which lasted for centuries and then eventually ceased, and if so, could the same occur with war?
It is part of our nature to engage in war. In fact scientists have now found that Chimpanzees and higher level primates have now adopted warfare. The patterns are amazingly identical to ours (ie, depopulated buffer zones, intimidation, use of atrocities to scare other troops, resource nodes as centers of conflict, refugee populations) Nothing we can do will ever stop wars. The best we could do is try to keep them to a minimum.
If there were no wars, Hollywood would lose a big chunk of its revenue.
And for that reason alone, I don't think wars will - nor should - stop.
Well humans generally do clash in their interests, that's why you have wars, also why you have school play ground fights, political parties and office politics. Do you seen any chance of eliminating these?
Of course anarchists may see this differently, I suggest you go over to the thread that talks of that.
I think that conflict is inevitable if only because we are all individual and unique, and therefore respond differently and form different opinions based on the same thing, but we may (personally I doubt it) learn to resolve this conflict in a non-violent way