posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 11:43 AM
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
reply to post by LiveForever8
Why do we need more people? To what end? Just for the sake of it?
You ask what seems to be a simple question but it needs to be sharpened up a little. "We" don't need more people. We are sufficient to
It's the species as a whole
that needs more people. Part of it's design features include propagation and a lot of inducement to propagate.
Propagation guarantees survival of the species.
Large numbers and wide dispersal guarantee survival of large catastrophes. Alligators and crocodiles are dinosaurs that survived the mass extinctions
of the dinosaurs.
Survival of the human species over thousands or even millions of years will be a gigantic undertaking that will require orders of magnitude larger
numbers of people than currently inhabit the earth.
The details of how we survive are yet unknown but there is a strong urge in us to survive. We need to be prepared to do what it takes, including
harnessing the brainpower of billions of people.
Preparing for the exodus of 500 million people from the earth when the "national park" is no longer comfortable is a recipe for the extinction of
the human race.
Many hands make light work. When you have a gigantic task in front of you, it helps to have huge numbers of hands.
If you are a senile. corrupt, oligarchical despot, with a "lifeboat" mentality, whose idea of a big task is how to get him and two hundred of his
best friends off the planet, then you don't need so many hands. Prince Phillip, for example, is quoted as having said that he would like to come back
as a virus and wipe half the human race out.
He and his ilk shouldn't be in charge of anything.
By the time we have to leave this planet we will probably be using the combined brainpower of billions of people and amounts of energy undreamed of in
[edit on 19-8-2010 by ipsedixit]