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originally posted by: ras321
It is possible through coordinated efforts to use only renewable resources and to create infrastructure to sustan a much larger population then we have now. As Ghandi said "The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed." The truth is we just do not know how many people the planet can withstand and it depends on other factors besides just the head count. a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Antibiotics don't help much with viruses.
Bubonic plague The most common form of plague is bubonic plague. It’s usually contracted when an infected rodent or flea bites you. In very rare cases, you can get the bacteria from material that has come into contact with an infected person. Bubonic plague infects your lymphatic system (a part of the immune system), causing inflammation in your lymph nodes. Untreated, it can move into the blood (causing septicemic plague) or to the lungs (causing pneumonic plague). Septicemic plague When the bacteria enter the bloodstream directly and multiply there, it’s known as septicemic plague. When they’re left untreated, both bubonic and pneumonic plague can lead to septicemic plague. Pneumonic plague When the bacteria spread to or first infect the lungs, it’s known as pneumonic plague — the most lethal form of the disease. When someone with pneumonic plague coughs, the bacteria from their lungs are expelled into the air. Other people who breathe that air can also develop this highly contagious form of plague, which can lead to an epidemic. Pneumonic plague is the only form of the plague that can be transmitted from person to person.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
The trick maybe not to stay on the planet.
We need to grow as a species and the world gets smaller every day.
After a while, the only way is up really.
Or stagnate and die down here on the vine fighting over ever-diminishing resources whilst squabbling about anthropomorphize deities that don't exactly pay us much heed but always want our monies.
I guess the choice is ours, we should probably make it whist our respective societies still have the legs to carry them imho.