Wednesday, August 10, 2022



u  In most societies historically people have been concerned about underpopulating since people historically depended upon children (particularly males) to take care of them in their old age, and because a strong male population was needed to protect the people from attack and to do the manual labor needed to keep everyone fed. Underpopulation, not overpopulation, was feared. 


bmiller said...

The Georgia Guidestone Philosophy:

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the Earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.

Which ones of you guys want to leave voluntarily? After that we will assign volunteers.

Starhopper said...

Voluntarily or not, I have at most less than a decade left on this Earth. Both family and personal health histories suggest I won't outlive my 70s... and I'm OK with that! The world is measurably a better place today for my having been in it.

But there won't be any need for volunteers in the mid-term future. Climate change will kill off a good 3 or 4 billion, and the next world an additional 1 to 2 billion (and if nuclear, add on yet another 2 billion or so). We should get down to that sought-after 500 million by century's end.

Starhopper said...

Uh.. that should have read "the next world war an additional..."

bmiller said...

OK we got one volunteer. Only about 7.9 billion left to go.

Looks like we're going to have to start assigning volunteers soon.