Friday, November 20, 2020

Alexandra Paul - Overpopulation: Maybe It’s Time to Offend a Few Folks

 My message is clear: I recommend one child per couple to lower the population, avert future famines, and avoid wars over water. If that sounds radical, then maybe it is time for radicalism. In a culture that bemoans a falling fertility rate because it will damage the economy — instead of praising smaller families because it means less crowding, more nature and better quality of life for all — there is great need for more voices of sanity. Voices like Edward Abbey who said, “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”


Alexandra Paul - Overpopulation: Maybe It’s Time to Offend a Few Folks


16 comments:

Peter Pan said...

Asking an animal to modify its behavior is a dicey proposition.

It doesn't help matters that we live in a death denying culture.

Joe said...

Birth control is unquestionably one of humanity's top ten inventions. As much as we all hate them, condoms almost deserve their own place in the top ten list.

Andrew Anderson said...
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Andrew Anderson said...

Can we have a trillion people on Earth

Peter Pan said...

We don't have the technology to support 1 trillion people on Earth.

Andrew Anderson said...

Once we have practical fusion (probably less than 100 years from now, if the banks don't blow us up first), the Earth could support a trillion or more people - which we shouldn't reach till 350 years from now.

That's why I focus on ethics; there's a bright future if we can avoid WWIII.

You should watch the video; the guy has a mild speech impediment but he knows his science. I thought I already had a broad viewpoint but he's taught me quite a lot.

Peter Pan said...

We don't have another century. Like all futurists, he knows his fiction.

Have you given up on the Rapture?
God has all the technology we need.

Peter Pan said...

Btw, I read your posts in another thread where you mistakenly posted them.

1. Are you opposed to birth control for religious reasons?
2. How do you reconcile futurism with the Bible?
3. Do you believe transhumanism is ethical?

Andrew Anderson said...

Re the Rapture:

Woe to you who are longing for the day of the Lord,
For what purpose will the day of the Lord be to you?
It will be darkness and not light;
As when a man flees from a lion
And a bear confronts him,
Or he goes home, leans with his hand against the wall,
And a snake bites him.
Will the day of the Lord not be darkness instead of light,
Even gloom with no brightness in it?

“I hate, I reject your festivals,
Nor do I delight in your festive assemblies.
Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fattened oxen.
Take away from Me the noise of your songs;
I will not even listen to the sound of your harps.
But let justice roll out like waters,
And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Amos 5:18-27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Andrew Anderson said...

Correction: Amos 5:18-24

Andrew Anderson said...

3. Do you believe transhumanism is ethical?

Personally, I'd be terrified of this:

And in those days people will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will flee from them! Revelation 9:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Andrew Anderson said...

2. How do you reconcile futurism with the Bible? Peter Pan

“For the word of God is living and active, ..." Hebrew 4:12 [bold added]

So I'm quite sure that if we are willing to repent, God would even revise the Bible if necessary.

Andrew Anderson said...

1. Are you opposed to birth control for religious reasons? Peter Pan

I was referring to forced abortions, involuntary sterilization and legal sanctions against those who have children.

Peter Pan said...

Book of Amos vs. Book of Revelations - which carries more weight?

Andrew Anderson said...

We don't have another century. Peter Pan

Nineveh was down to its last 40 days ("Yet 40 days and Nineveh is destroyed") when they repented at Jonah's less than enthusiastic 7 word sermon above.

As a result, Nineveh survived another 120 years.

So we've got time if we'll repent.

Peter Pan said...

Atheists, narcissists and sociopaths will never repent.