Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Someone Should Have Gone to My Last Micro Lecture

When I taught micro this summer, I ended the class on an optimistic note: a growing world population is not an inherent problem. In fact, it is often a boon as more people translates into more active minds at work. We might consume more resources, but we also have more people solving the increasingly scarce resource problem. "People are more than mouths and stomachs," I say. "They are also hands and heads."

A man named James Jay Lee took hostages at the Discovery Channel HQ in Maryland today, demanding that, among other things, the Discovery Channel have prime time programming where
Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed! MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS!!!!
It gets stranger from there.

I'm not sure what's stranger about this man. That he believes people are pollution or that he believes Discovery Channel programming will encourage Africans to stop having children (fertility rates in most other areas are quite low). I wonder how many people in Niger get cable?

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