posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 01:40 AM
Just imagine for a moment what the world would be like if cancer were cured. Millions - possibly billions - of people who would otherwise die
wouldn't, and the worldwide population would skyrocket. You'd see people living well past 100 years, maybe to 150, 200, and beyond. New and severe
limits to human reproduction would have to be brutally enforced - the population control policies of China would seem mild by comparison.
What is most horrifying is that while cancer would no longer exist, most of the other ailments and difficulties of old age would. An enormous amount
of mankind's resources, time, and energy would have to be devoted to caring for the increasing multitudes of elderly who, without cancer, would
continue to breathe. I say breathe because, with bodies so emaciated and frail, you wouldn't call them living.
If you think about it, a cure for cancer may turn out to be the cruelest invention ever devised.
[edit on 29-6-2009 by Flatwoods]