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Overpopulation

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{Nature_and_Environment.129.1}: Glen Marks {wotan} Wed, 01 Apr 2020 02:26:20 CDT (20 lines)

- [In response to this question by Bill Moyers: What do you see
happening to the idea of dignity to human species if this
population growth continues at its present rate?] "It's going to
destroy it all. I use what I call my bathroom metaphor. If two
people live in an apartment, and there are two bathrooms, then
both have what I call freedom of the bathroom, go to the bathroom
any time you want, and stay as long as you want to for whatever
you need. And this to my way is ideal. And everyone believes in
the freedom of the bathroom. It should be right there in the
Constitution. But if you have 20 people in the apartment and two
bathrooms, no matter how much every person believes in freedom of
the bathroom, there is no such thing. You have to set up, you have
to set up times for each person, you have to bang at the door,
aren't you through yet, and so on. And in the same way, democracy
cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it.
Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and
more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines,
but it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies.

Asimov

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{Nature_and_Environment.129.2}: Glen Marks {wotan} Fri, 03 Apr 2020 03:29:55 CDT (3 lines)

Ever seen the movie SOYLENT GREEN?:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green

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{Nature_and_Environment.129.3}: {bshmr} Sun, 05 Apr 2020 23:04:06 CDT (1 line)

Yes, to Soylent Green.

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{Nature_and_Environment.129.4}: Glen Marks {wotan} Sun, 05 Apr 2020 23:22:31 CDT (1 line)

"http://overpopulationrisks.blogspot.com/2012/03/soylent-green.html"

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