Is human population growth really a problem?
I think you have a few good ideas there, except for
– Establish penalties for couples who divorce without due cause (violence, cheating etc)
PENALTIES! ARE YOU NUTS! Who the heck are you to tell someone else who they should marry, when they should marry, or if they get divorced?
It’s call civil rights dude! one of the most basic of all human rights.People have a right to decide their own destiny and are free to do what they want especially when it comes to living with someone. Who cares what the reason if any man, or woman decides that a relationship is over it’s over! Do you know why John? Because relationships are two-sided and if one side wants to get up and leave the other person is just out of luck!
Thats why there should be plenty of mutual understanding and love and caring but still marriages go sour and it’s not anyone’s decision to make whether someone stays in a marriage except the person in the marriage.
You are sounding like a very disturbed religious fundementalist with no respect for women as human beings with rights and choices of their own. How would you like someone telling you how to live your life?
Which brings me to another point of yours
-dump pop culture, and promote an appreciation for real culture based on history, phylosophy and religion – especially with the young
which on the surface sounds ok except for the religion part. Who are you to say that real culture must include religion? Maybe you are a religious fanatic. If you are then please adhere to your own bible when it says judge not lest you be judged and the other part about the lord judging people not you! Why do so many bible thumpers think they are the lord and have the power to judge?
Well I don’t believe in any god and I consider myself enlightened and have an open mind that can be objective and rational and recognize logical thoughts and your thoughts are anything but logical.
I feel very sorry for any women in your household.
Hey Paul –
Good to be back.
… post 27 needs your urgent attention … …
This Is Very Worth Watching :-
This forum is very informative indeed . I can see midwife occupation will be growing . Tiss the only way to not be required to have to have social security number and be in the system .
After rereading some of my posts I have come to a realization I was trying to get you to see my point . I should not have , I do not care what your conviction is on this topic . I do not care if you all have been sterilized , It is none of my business . You answer for your own family and we will answer for ours . I do not know one family with 1.8 children . In fact I do not know any with less than three. But I am thankful to have read what way some people are guided to believe and am glad we still have this one freedom of choice left .
in india its a big probs ….. the reason of india stl a devloping country shud be the population matters …….
I don’t think we can look only at the numbers. What population is growing? Does this population have an agenda, or are they contributing members of a global society? Are they being educated? Are they subservient or self sustaining? Do they have values that respect other established populations? These questions seem to have more relevance when answering the question than a simple question of numbers. I am not of the opinion that governments should control numbers. I believe that responsible individuals normally control the numbers based on their own ability to support their off-spring. Major natural catastrophe sometimes intervenes and this is totally outside the realm of our control.
Of course human population growth is really a problem. First, it ensures, like nothing else, that justice remains a moving target. Second, what enabled population growth is going, going….
Population growth in this time means growth and addition of cities. Cities now are concentrations of consumers greatly dependent on stuff, even the fundamentals for life and health, from elsewhere. As such, they are producers of waste, and hollow things, that must go somewhere else. More and bigger cities force humanity farther out on that limb.
Human ingenuity has been and will be remarkable, for sure, but historically shone most significantly (substantially!) in the material realm, lately aided by ancient sunlight that will not be matched in energy density and availability by any fresh fuels. Ingenuity must shift focus to unleashing energies of individual humans as never before, while making enormous investments in soils feasible and attractive.
Population growth is not exponential.
The video alleges that human population growth is simply exponential, and kept in check by disease and starvation once it exceeds capacities, which is simply factually incorrect. Actually human population growth adjusts to production capacity, rather than being uncontrolled:
The tool-using and tool-making revolution kicked off the rapid rise in population
around 1 million BCE. The aid of various implements “gave the food gatherer and hunter
access to the widest range of environments.” But when the productivity gains from the use
of primitive tools had been exploited, the rate of population growth fell, and population
size again settled down near a plateau.
The next rapid jump in population started perhaps 10,000 years ago, when people began
to keep herds and cultivate the earth, rather than simply foraging for wild plants and
game. Once again the rate of population growth abated after the initial productivity
gains from the new technology had been exploited, and once again population size settled
down to a near-plateau, as compared with the rapid growth previously experienced. The
known methods of making a living constituted a constraint to further population growth
once the world’s population reached a certain size.
These two previous episodes of sharp rise and subsequent fall in the rate of
population growth suggest that the present rapid growth – which began perhaps 300 or 350
years ago, in the 1600s – may settle down again when, or if, the benefits of the new
industrial and agricultural and other technical knowledge that followed the early
scientific and industrial revolutions begin to peter out. And population size may again
reach a near-plateau and remain there until another “revolution” due to another
breakthrough of knowledge again suddenly increases the productive capacity of mankind.
In this long-term view population size adjusts to productive conditions rather than being an
uncontrolled monster. (We should keep in mind, though, that our present, technical
knowledge will support vastly larger populations than at present.)
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