Malthusian scare tactics or genuine concern - you decide

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Malthusian scare tactics or genuine concern - you decide

Post  ISN on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:58 am

it seems that the planet will become too small for the projected number of humans........(help - develop alternative planet to colonise????)

as we all know this attitude (Malthusian) fostered many murdering eugenicists.....

the question is.......can the planet handle the amount of people that we are gonna get if we're not careful

how comfortable are you with abortion?

how comfortable are you with summary sterilisation - with the involuntary sterilisation of (women mostly) in third world countries - like what Planned Parenthood does (and I know, cos I worked for them once upon a time)

is it as serious as it seems (hoping Andy might chime in on this)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/oneworld/20110530/wl_oneworld/63531670531306779881;_ylt=AqXaHwbQY2EdrTk6Xlk7OfC9F4l4;_ylu=X3oDMTM5aWVnOHJiBGFzc2V0A29uZXdvcmxkLzIwMTEwNTMwLzYzNTMxNjcwNTMxMzA2Nzc5ODgxBGNjb2RlA3JkbmJlBGNwb3MDNwRwb3MDNwRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA3BvcHVsYXRpb25leA--

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Post  ISN on Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:17 am

I can't wait until this thread is saved from the cache after AATU becomes AAATU (in its third incarnation)

I am just waiting for the fukkin morons to upset the apple-cart........

you would think they are having enough fun on ER without having to inflict their stupidity on our site.......

anyway - I've always been in favour of AA......hehehe.......so I'm not too upset

kind of tired though...... Sleep

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Post  sil on Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:43 pm

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Post  eddie on Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:44 pm

Human beings have had such an impact on the planet Earth that a new geological era (the Anthropocene) has had to be nominated.

The Anthropocene stratum consists of disposable plastic (water bottles, for the most part?) and nuclear radiation.

^ All this is true, by the way.

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Post  Doc Watson on Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:39 pm

There is and always has been enough for the world's need
But there will not always be enough for the world's greed !

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:01 am

Malthus was a compassionate person; he had seen misery and starvation caused by population outrunning food production.

He feared that the day would come when there would be so many people in the lifeboat that it would sink and take everyone down with it.

He argued that population grows exponentially, while food production grows only linearly. I don't see why that should be true.

But, if you believe David Ricardo, there will one day be a tipping point when food production can no longer increase any further.

The American settlers that settled beyond the 100th parallel got a taste of what Ricardo was talking about.

You might think of Malthus as a man who wanted to prevent the tragedy of Hollis Brown.

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