The Human Population Time Bomb

I have talked about human population in other venues, but when I saw David Attenborough’s video on Facebook, I had to share the link here. Let me say this about such an incredibly important topic: Many people have been brainwashed into thinking they must have as many babies as possible, even to the point of suffering and deprivation. Apparently, the Catholic Church is one of them but Islam is right up there with it. The Mormons and Evangelicals are also included, as well as others I will never know. I have had first hand experience with an individual who was otherwise a brilliant doctor, but was completely brainwashed when it came to having children. My best guess is that she was a catholic. In my humble opinion, and it is only my opinion, child bearing should be a privilege, not a right, and certainly not an entitlement worthy of demanding other people’s money through taxes, charities, and guilt. It seems most of the people having children are those who can least afford them and they seem to be from the shallow end of the gene pool. Most thoughtful intelligent people prefer to wait until they can take care of themselves first before they make any attempts at raising children who will not turn into society’s worse nightmares; in other words, planned parenthood involving love, nurturing, non-indoctrinating education including critical thinking, and healthy forms of socialization. Most of them will only attempt to raise two or three children so can can provide what the kids need at an optimum level.

I would hazard to say that most of the world’s problems is the result of overpopulation, and it will only get worse. Pyschopathic maniacs stir this pot to their advantage. In fact, the encouraged breeding of children by cults and religions is for manufacturing brainwashed human fodder to do the bidding of their masters. Let me attempt to break this down in a mathematical way: Assume people reproduce just like cells do, exponentially, which in the case of cells, means a population doubling with every generation. In fact, this is not far from the case right now. Our world population is doubling in a very exponential way, much like a population of cells. So here we go: Assume Generation 0 (G0) is only one cell or the initial population. Here is the way exponential (geometric) growth compares to arithmetic or linear growth:

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By now, you should be getting some idea of the power of exponential growth compared to how most people think about things, which is in terms of linear or arithmetic growth. This is why a person can be perfectly healthy one day and eaten up with cancer in just a few months. World population is now well over seven billion people. If it continues to grow exponentially, here’s what will happen in just three human generations or sixty years.

(G0) 7 billion, (G1)14 billion, (G2)28 billion, (G3) 56 billion.

In another 60 years, the population , if unchecked, would reach 448 billion, just under half a trillion! This kind of growth will never end unless something is there to stop it. With it comes catastrophic environmental ruin, war, disease, famine, and death. The four horsemen of the apocalypse. We cannot afford the luxury of living as if we have infinite resources because we live on a planet with FINITE resources. We are in very real danger of killing the very base of the food chain where oxygen is generated, our seas. They are heating up and becoming acidified with carbon dioxide and polluted with all kinds of industrial and radioactive wastes. This will all end, one way or the other. If we curb our excesses now, we may have a chance at survival as a species. If not, we will be facing a major extinction event from which we may not survive. If so, earth will finally begin to heal from our hubris and folly. It always heals and life moves on. If you ever shared anything in your life, now is the time to do it. So, without further ado, here is David Attenborough:

Humans are a Plague on Earth

 

 

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About frankabernathy

I am a retired cell biologist and alumnus of Ohio State University. I became interested in chromosomes as far back as the 1960's when I wrote a term paper on the effects of radiomimetic drugs on chromosomes. I was fascinated at how they could break apart and reform new structures so easily. I became further involved in the early 1970's after taking a cytogenetics course at the University of Arkansas. I took that knowledge with me to Ohio State in 1980 where I eventually worked on my research and completed my Ph.D. dissertation, "Studies on Eukaryotic DNA Superstructure". My studies and later research suggested that the DNA within the eukaryotic chromosome is not the simple, linear molecular thread so widely suggested in all the classic textbooks published today. Instead, it may be the culmination of a geologically rapid set of endosymbiotic events where microorganisms plug into each other to create something greater than themselves. Feel free to contact me at fabernathy@sbcglobal.net.
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