Malthus was short-sighted and Paul Ehrlich was a fool to apply his science of entomology (the study of insects) to human population. However, both had a mind stained by Scientism, which holds that discoverable truth is only found through science. Today’s fact is that the birth rate is falling like a rock.
It is sad that so many young couples have bought the lie of over-population and then drunk the cool-aid of action to not have any children. This not only terminates their own family tree, but denies one of the greatest pleasures in life. Technocracy is cruel in using science to achieve such social outcomes.
Dr. Tim Ball makes an important correlation that development drives population down, not up. This was likely well-understood by the creators of Agenda 21 in 1992, when they called for a reduced global population in order to achieve Sustainable Development. In other words, the concept of population reduction is implicit in the concept of Sustainable Development.
Ehrlich peddled his eco-doom snake-oil to millions but not one of his bombastic predictions have come to pass in the last 50 years. In short, Ehrlich demonstrated a Technocrat mindset by claiming his ‘science’ was the only truth of the matter and all other ‘deniers’ would pay a big price for rejecting his warnings.
This is a thoughtful article and an important part of the history of modern ethics: Fletcher was an Episcopalian priest who converted to atheism before launching into situational ethics in the early 1970s. This twisted system of ethics has enabled modern Technocrats to do anything their mind can dream up.
United Nations zealots claim that planet earth can only sustain a population of 600-800 million people, but they never declare how to get rid of the other 6.5 billion. The demographic charts are already in steep decline because of reduced birth-rates, and now assisted suicide is attacking the elder side of the population equation. The proposition is when you are consuming a disproportionate amount of resources during your end-of-life struggles, then it is you duty to die.
Google returns 7.5 million results for the word ‘overpopulation’, all of which are ignorant, if not outright fraudulently claiming that population is the blame for everything. Here is a typical propaganda statement:
Human overpopulation is among the most pressing environmental issues, silently aggravating the forces behind global warming, environmental pollution, habitat loss, the sixth mass extinction, intensive farming practices and the consumption of finite natural resources, such as fresh water, arable land and fossil fuels, at speeds faster than their rate of regeneration.
Population fear-mongering is a total fraud, similar to global warming, used to drive the U.N.’s Sustainable Development agenda.
This is a randy topic that I hesitate to expose to TN readers, but it is a serious societal problem that is about to explode. With birthrates already declining sharply in the industrialized world, men who have grown tired of relationships with women are running to a viable surrogate for sex, namely, sex robots. This will further exacerbate the birth rate problem, and fall into the population reduction scheme of global Technocracy.
Demographic implosion has been well-known by sociologists for decades, but the Technocrats are just now acknowledging the facts. Contrary to statements by over-population alarmists, world population could literally be cut in half within 50 years. Sustainable Developers should be thrilled with the attendant reduction of resource usage.
Professor Walter Williams easily debunks overpopulation scare mongering. Those with a low view of humanity want to kill it off. Those with a high value of human life recognize its immense value.