Originally posted by Hefficide
Also, lots of poor people make for great armies. And war, IMO, is just chess for the rich and powerful. So they like to keep the pawns coming.
Originally posted by CudiTheKid
Why would aliens not just grow their own humans? It makes no sense to wait thousands of years when you could just create your own human food source easily and quickly, without the waste of billions of "livestock" dying before harvest time.
As for the human population being unsustainable, that's only due to the wasteful, greedy, and irresponsible ways we live. A responsible civilization of humans could easily have 25 billion or more without any problems, but that would actually take some forethought and effort, which we as a species are severely lacking in.edit on 1-12-2012 by CudiTheKid because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by michael1983l
Yet as all this goes on all of our world governments do their damnest to keep us alive, with medical advances and such like, welfare states ect ect. But why try so hard to keep the weakest alive if our planet seems unable to comfortably sustain the current population? Why are we continuing to reproduce despite the fact we are running out of space to put people?
Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
What if the "aliens" harvested some kind of energy at the moment of bodily death? It would explain why we rarely see or meet them, why there are such long periods (thousands of years) between official contact, and so on.
Originally posted by michael1983l
reply to post by DrGod
I understand that gold is one of the rareist eliments in the Universe due to the method of its creation in only the largest of dying stars. But what do you think they actually need the Gold for, would it make sense that because of the sheer energy needed to bind the molecules together, that if you rip it apart in the correct manner that energy will be released? Maybe it is a power source.
Originally posted by MrUncreated
reply to post by theghoster
Well, don't blame the people. For years, I've been face-palming the idiocy of abortion policy. Not to mention birth control and how it seems to be frowned upon. If they really want to cut the population, 1) Legalize abortion, everywhere, 2) Legalize suicide, and make it easy for those of us who WANT to die, to do so, and 3) Stop whining about birth control and the "Morning After" pill, and make it available to everyone!
I find it laughable that so many are against these three things, yet they keep shrugging and racking their brains, trying to figure out why there are so many people in the world.
Originally posted by EllaMarina
I simply wish the biological drive and ability to breed weren't so tenacious and hair-triggeringly successful. How convenient it would be to at least have an inbuilt control over one's ovulation cycle.
edit on 2-12-2012 by EllaMarina because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AsuspiciousMANappears
reply to post by michael1983l
See I don't get the maths used to estimate the population will be 9 billion in 2050.
Because the population was 2.billion in 1930 so from then until now the population increase more than x3 so shouldn't it at least double in 40 years? and be 14 billion especially now there is 7 billion people to populate and not only 2.billion. Actually it should be even more.
If that is not clear the world population in 1930 was 2 billion 45 years later it doubled to 4 billion So why in 2050 (40 years later) will there only be a 2 billion population increase CONSIDERING THERE WILL BE 7 BILLION PEOPLE BREEDING AND NOT ONLY 2 BILLION?.
Anyone know the answer?