- Oppression of women
- Human trafficking
- Violence and conflict
- Environmental degradation and climate disruption
- Increased vulnerability to natural disasters
- Overcrowding and congestion in cities
- Yet more disease, crime, violence and suffering
- Inflation, devaluation of wealth
- Scarcity of vital resources
- Many, many dead and dying children
Population growth is always one step ahead of humanity's ability to feed and house its global population, and science has continually struggled to keep up. But as soon as one problem is solved, the population surges ahead to create the next crisis. Where disease was once dragging on the rate of population growth and keeping it from getting out of hand too quickly, science has fixed that and the population zoomed ahead. Where lack of food has previously limited the population by starving some of us to death, science has developed better, higher-yielding and more resilient crops, allowing us to have the same problem again, but at a much higher level of population. Rather than reduce suffering in the world, all our best efforts have apparently only increased the scale and magnitude of human suffering.
There is one technology, however, that is capable of breaking this deadly cycle - capable of vastly reducing if not entirely eliminating most of the problems listed above. Yet, for superstitious, ignorant and irrational reasons, many people resist the use of this technology and prefer to put all their faith in Science's ability to keep saving us again and again.
They pretend that their refusal to support the widespread use of this technology is based on "moral" grounds. Perhaps it is time to re-evaluate the definition of morality and measure it according to some more objective criteria. I propose that the number of dead, starving and suffering children in the world offers one such reliable quantitative measure of Morality, with increasing numbers of course corresponding to lower overall levels of morality.
|All Hail, Our New Yabbie Overlords|
If humans possess the technology to save themselves, save all other life on this planet and the planet itself from destruction and yet refuse to use it, then when we are all gone in a few hundred years' time, Evolution will have to start all over. Next time, I hope it chooses an intelligent species.
I'm guessing it will be Yabbies.
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If you have a problem with Abortion (and it's something that I, too, would rather didn't happen if at all possible), then there is one thing you can do about it. One of the most effective forms of contraception that drastically reduces the incidence of unwanted pregnancies, teen pregnancies, and pregnancies in households lacking the means to give a child anything but misery, is the following:
Education for girls and women.
If you don't support that, then you clearly love Satan and enjoy child-murder. Enough said.