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Re: All human activity SPAM
Actually, the curve is absolutely not exponential. It is highly
variable. There are currently a number of nations with negative population
growth, and many more with a growth rate of less than five percent per year.
The current problem is that exponential growth is happening only where it
can be least afforded- in the least developed and poorest nations with the
fewest usable resources and worst infrastructure. I think the current
situation in India is interesting. They are, thanks to modern technology's
increasing use, able to abort female fetuses in order to have males so the
fathers can feel properly "manly." This is already resulting in lowered
overall population growth because of the lack of available women for all of
these men! Violence is increasing as well. Human population growth is
entirely controllable with the simple application of intelligence. One big
hindrance is religion. Catholicism, Islam, Sikhism, Orthodox Judaism,
Mormonism, and most fundamentalist faiths all teach maximum reproduction-
and never mind the consequences! Oh well. I have no children, and my wife
can have no more. I guess I'm doing my part!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Morris, George" <gmorris at kester_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 12:25 PM
Subject: RE: All human activity SPAM
> Rapidly advancing technology is proven the best of all possible answers to
> pollution and degradation of living conditions.
> As humans, we have been artificially increasing the carrying capacity of
> environment ever since the invention of agriculture, and we will doubtless
> continue to do so but surely no one believes that we can continue forever?
> We probably can double the curent population of the Earth ( how long will
> that take?) and maybe do it again, but it is after all an exponential
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