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Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by Aeons
I'd like to see this point addressed in an open way, that explains how a society that doesn't breed does not just set themselves up to be taken over by one that does.
Limiting immigration solves this problem.
No, it just means that the society that isn't breeding eventually doesn't even need to be subdued.
They'll just get taken over period and the remaining small population subsumed into the aggressive-breeding population.
Ten people with mighty weapons don't match a million people with feet and willingness to die.
A smaller population is absolutely less safe against an aggressive larger population.
A smaller population has fewer people on which to rely on to maintain a technological advantage. Few brains to maintain innovation.
A smaller population then has to outsource development, and therefore teach their more aggressive neighbours how to make their advanced technology, while at the same time losing the ability to make their own advanced technology.
Technological advantage is degraded over a couple of generations, as you teach a population that wants to kill you how to do it, and you make it easy by having breed yourself most of the way to extinction.
Originally posted by Aeons
reply to post by Maslo
Winning strategies are not self-correcting.
I'd also like to point out that when in a take over, you probably end up being the Head, and I end up being the communal uterus property, you're lack of concern isn't surprising.edit on 2011/6/22 by Aeons because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Victor03
reply to post by e11888
AL Gore is the ultimate hypocrite. I work in Nashville TN where just one of his homes sits in upscale Belle Meade. The notion that he really cares about anything other than himself flew out the window a while back in this town. HE does not really drive a prius that was a publicity stunt. He is driven around in SUV convoys like he is president...he probably hasnt driven himself in 30 years!!! HIs house here is HUGE HUGE HUGE bigger than a castle!!! THe lights are always on, yard is watered and perfect...NOTHING i have seen him personally do matches the absolute lying arrogannce that flies out of his disgusting mouth. He wants to tell you to live like a hermit while he lives like a king. THe difference bbetween me and other folks on here regarding this subject is that people in my area see him firstthand for the crook,hack, and liar he really is.
Originally posted by e11888
WE HAVE A LOW BIRTH RATE BECAUSE OF ALL THE #ING # THEY PUT IN OUR WATER AND FOOD... God help me I cant do this argument. This planet is not overpopulated. Do you know how much land exists in this country alone that still has never even seen a human being? Do you know how much land can still be used in this world? KILLING PEOPLE is not the solution. Innovation, technology or possibly ADVANCING OUR SPECIES is the solution. We need to be #ing like rabbits. There are too few human beings on this planet.