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Old 09-16-2010, 12:42 PM   #16
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Apart from the science, it doesn't really seem to match any fact I'm aware of.
Every living thing-- if unrestrained by such things as disease, predation, and lack of food and all offspring produced lived to reproduce themselves-- would overflow the Earth in a handful of generations. But that doesn't happen because there are always restraints on population growth.

Humans have partially solved disease, predation, lack of food, and child mortality, and look at the results-- we are filling the Earth to overflowing in a handful of generations.
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Every living thing-- if unrestrained by such things as disease, predation, and lack of food and all offspring produced lived to reproduce themselves-- would overflow the Earth in a handful of generations. But that doesn't happen because there are always restraints on population growth.

Humans have partially solved disease, predation, lack of food, and child mortality, and look at the results-- we are filling the Earth to overflowing in a handful of generations.
Yes, of course, but as far as I know that doesn't apply to kitten, or we would have noticed already.
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Humans have partially solved disease, predation, lack of food, and child mortality, and look at the results-- we are filling the Earth to overflowing in a handful of generations.
I'm sure mother nature will fix that for us in the near future, either that or we'll do it ourselves
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:03 PM   #19
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I'm sure mother nature will fix that for us in the near future, either that or we'll do it ourselves
See? Why can't people realize this?

Any bets on which it will be? I"m going with the "we'll do it ourselves".....
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See? Why can't people realize this?

Any bets on which it will be? I"m going with the "we'll do it ourselves".....
I'm hoping it will be "we'll do it ourselves" - but in a rational, sensible manner; not by committing more bloodshed in the name of whatever. Unfortunately the cynical part of me doesn't think that's a realistic hope.

(I am ignoring it by picturing what would happen if you crossed kittens with tribbles... actually, that may be the answer - get people to voluntarily have their heads explode from too much cuteness )
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See? Why can't people realize this?

Any bets on which it will be? I"m going with the "we'll do it ourselves".....
Combination of both... we'll do something stupid and she'll take it from there

Pick one:

"Hey, look at neat germ we've developed"
"Boy, these genetically engineered honey bees sure are disease resistant, if only they weren't so aggressive."
"We have created a medicine that will fight off and defeat all known viruses and diseases."
"We created this new plankton to make fish grow bigger and faster in the fish farms, but, ummmm some of it might have gotten into the ocean."
"hmm, maybe trying to alter the worlds weather patterns to prevent hurricanes or irrigate that desert wasn't the best idea...."
and many more ....
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Ever read Stephen Kings "The End of the Whole Mess"?

THATS how easily it could happen........the road to hell is paved with good intentions.....
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Ever read Stephen Kings "The End of the Whole Mess"?

THATS how easily it could happen........the road to hell is paved with good intentions.....
Thanks, I was just thinking of this the other day. I remembered the plot, but couldn't remember what story it had come from.
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"hmm, maybe trying to alter the worlds weather patterns to prevent hurricanes or irrigate that desert wasn't the best idea...."
There is talk of doing some weather manipulating to counteract global warming. Will we ever learn?
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Thanks, I was just thinking of this the other day. I remembered the plot, but couldn't remember what story it had come from.
Robert Heinlein has a story also....."Year of the Jackpot"

Short story, great concept. Well worth looking up.
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