Abortion A disscusion
I'm all in for education and stricter laws (though 'stricter' has to have its bounds!) to deal with ignorant, lazy and greedy people =D
Yes, allowing it would serve to reduce population levels.
But there are other ways and I think it's (abortion) a bad thing =3
I think I get your point, though.
- 05 February 2011 - 06:16 PM
Anti-abortion billboard in New York sparks outrage - Telegraph
- 24 February 2011 - 05:24 PM
- 24 February 2011 - 05:46 PM
That makes it better and worse, all at the same time.
- 24 February 2011 - 06:03 PM
- 24 February 2011 - 08:31 PM
- 24 February 2011 - 09:55 PM
Better? Yes. Realistic? No. Some people will always fuck up, and birth control isn't 100% effective. Plus people change their minds.
I'm happy with aborting fetuses; they aren't people, and that's all that really matters.
But someone sometime got me thinking. Those problems are not new. They have always been there. 'Too many people' has nothinglittle to do with it.
False, actually. Too many people has EVERYTHING to do with it.
The truth is that, as technology progressed, the number of people we could support also increased. The Green Revolution is why we aren't in a Malthusian crisis right now - we gained the ability to grow massively more food.
The catch is that we have now surpassed the carrying capacity of the planet. Over time, the amount of resources consumed by each person have increased, which is why our standard of living has gone up. Today, we are using up resources faster than they are naturally replenished, and in the case of some resources, like water, this is a huge problem - once you suck all the water out of an aquifer, or once you have melted the glaciers, your water level not only drops, it drops below what it was PRIOR to the environmental destruction!
Anytime you see this:
I am not saying everyone should earn the same, but looking at people starving while others throw out food?
Before we treat those issues of 'Rich people wasting while Poor people starve' (applied not only for food), we can't think of dealing with global population in means of having people die.
Well, to balance population growth, you either need to lower the birth rate or raise the death rate. Letting those people starve may seem cruel, but its better than feeding them so they can produce yet more children; look at Africa for a great example of why you shouldn't ship people with above-replacement fertility rates food.
High standards of living is a good thing; I want to thrive, not survive. That means fewer people to share resources with, and I'm good with that.
That's untrue, actually, due to demographic momentum, among other things.
I thought he was just hungry. Baby meat is pretty delicious, after all. Its like pork, but much more tender.
- 25 February 2011 - 12:46 AM
- 25 February 2011 - 01:21 AM