I have had this theory for many years, and often think about it when there is a major disaster somewhere in the world such as the recent earthquake in
China and cyclone in Burma
I am not really a religious person, but I believe in some things.
The current earth's population is somewhere in the Billions, and I honestly believe that whenever there is a major disaster which involves many tens
of thousands of people killed, that maybe it is "Mother Natures" way of keeping our earths population under control.
I often think of all the hundreds of millions of people killed in WW1 and WW2 and other big wars, Disease's such as AIDS etc, Major Disasters, and so
forth ... if those people did not die, then how big would the earths population be now? 10's of Billions of people maybe?
The Earth is already over populated, and without these unfortunate events, the population of the world would be out of control ... is it mother
natures way of "culling our population" to sustain our growth.
I also have a stong belief that all recent intelligent human civilisations only last a couple of thousand years, such as Inca's, Romans, Egyptians,
Aztecs, etc and then they suddenly disappear and a new civilization takes charge and that maybe our civilisation is next in line for something, maybe
not now, but eventually it will happen!
Our planet loses literally Millions of people a year to War, Disease, Disasters and so forth, in my view this is Mother Natures Simple process of
keeping our population under control... what do you think of my point of view?
Our planet is already over populated and over crowded.
Look here at these wikipedia topics War and Disaster Death Tolls
As unfortunate as war and disasters are, can you imagine what the population of planet earth would be now if even a fraction of these events did not
occur ... if the hundreds of millions, if not billions of people did not die in either human caused or natural caused disasters and diseases...
probably 10s of billions more people would be on this earth.
War may not be a necessary thing, but disasters and disease are just a natural part of the wenvironment we live in and it is in my opinion a "Greater
Forces'" way of keeping our planets population under control.
Hope not to offend anyone.
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[edit on 5/15/2008 by Gools]