1900Re: Why breed? Re: Almost no breeding
- Feb 24, 2013You miss the central point, which is that excess breeding must
stop FIRST! If longevity were to increase before breeding is controlled,
or even simultaneously, then earth gets destroyed along with everyone on
it. The breeding must stop FIRST and THEN we can consider increasing
longevity when we get to that bridge and not before.
Well said! Such things could go a long way in addressing the problem of
how youth tends to get wasted on the young. Long-lived wiser people
could actually accomplish a lot more good by having the bodily
capabilities of youth, including stamina. Not having to straighten out so
many messes like the ones young adults often cause, including warfare and
other violences of inexperienced youthful passion, would be a plus, too.
--- In Why_breed@yahoogroups.com, "Beth" <beth_h8@...> wrote:
> If a method which were available (affordable) by all could effectively
stop death for hundreds of years, it would solve a number of problems.
The people already here, already educated and/or trained to function in
society are far more useful than producing "replacements" who require a
couple of decades of training before they can be functional adults, and
moreover, their babysitting and education takes another person out of the
market to produce anything for society or individuals.
> That will only work if breeding simultaneously STOPS. If people had
"replacement level" reproduction, or even less, there would be many more
people. It's bad enough if everyone has 2 children, and their children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren all live at once, so effectively
the population is increased 8-times over by "replacement level"
reproduction. If people live to be 300, that would have about 15
generations alive at once!
> --- In Why_breed@yahoogroups.com, aditmore@ wrote:
> > Joe's ideas would aggravate overpopulation, not alleviate it, unless
> > perhaps reduced aging increased the retirement age far more than life
> > thus undermined the "population aging" arguements against us. I hate
> > censor people and am not a moderator either, but I hope that if joe's
> > priority is really increasing life expentancy, then he has little in
> > common with us and should go elsewhere on his own.
> > BTW, Oregon's euthanasia laws also help the environment a
> > deal and need to be brought to more states for that purpose.
> > care is highly polluting.
> > -Alan.
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