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Originally posted by brilab45
I completely agree with the OP to a certain extent. It's not really the population explosion, its what the population does to our environment.
We can not sustain this world by dumping chemicals, trash, wiping out species of plants, animals and the insects. All living things were made for a reason. We humans have harmed the natural process of the very thing that sustains us. Earth and all of its inhabitants!
I don't have and never plan to have children......but yes, I would step up to the front of line and be sterilised. Sometimes we have to make sacrifices for the betterment of the whole.
Originally posted by PunksNotDead
Originally posted by brilab45
i think human life is more worth then life of insects , don't you ???
c'mon if that is your choice make but don't make decisions of other people
Are you kidding me! Its scientifically proven that the bee population is dwindling. Bee's pollinate our crops. Without them... we better come up with a real high tech solution or surely billions of us will be starved out. Please think beyond your over exaggerated human life. Humans are a small PART of the world. We don't own it or make all the rules. Mother nature can be a wicked teacher.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
reply to post by Maslo
Have you gone nuts to support such abomination?!!!
I do agree with your view on 'utilization and distribution'. But that's not the fault of humanity, but the fault of their elected representatives and their incompetence.
The value of human capital is the highest resource a nation can ever have, for intelligence is the key to progress and evolution, and every human being, no matter the differences, rich or poor have it in them IF THEY ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY!
Rather than to destroy, why dont we expand our minds instead to create?!! Have we as a human race gone soft and now addled in the brains to consider utilitarianism instead of egalitarianism? Are we to regress back to the jungles our barbarian ancestors once lived and ruled?
Where will the line be drawn before we watch those whom we love DENIED the chance to procreate and a CHANCE for a better life - a human right since the dawn of civilisation and a resolutely defended right for generations?!!!
[edit on 5-1-2010 by SeekerofTruth101]
Originally posted by l77way
so you`ve fallen for the propaganda,the world is not over populated in the slightest,you could fit 7 billion in australia with ease,mind you it`s hot enough there allready without a concrete jungle
Originally posted by heyo
We in the west are already depopulating. In Canada, the average family has 1.77 children. I would imagine it's similiar in the US. I"ve also heard the same for Britain, but I'm not sure about the rest of Europe.
So I have to wonder how it is we're going to be able to tell people on the other side of the world how many kids they can have.
Originally posted by Goatflesh Gnosis
Personally, from a cold hard objective view, it makes a lot of sense to me. The world IS overpopulated, whether you want to admit it or not. Somewhere between 1 and 2 billion people live on less than a dollar a day and go to bed hungry every day. Most of the rest of the 6-point-whatever billion out there are not much better off.
[edit on 5-1-2010 by Goatflesh Gnosis]