- Sep 3, 2010
It's not my place to decide such things. I'm not even sure if one could handle something like this in a correct fashion, likely not. The mindset required is pretty.....out there.
The fact you are a misanthrope who hates the human race? That is generally the impression I get from most people who post in favor of things like this.ksn0va said:Yes, definitely yes! Not because of overpopulation though, but for other reasons everyone is largely aware of.
That wouldn't be a problem (Or at least not the same problem you're describing) because this would be a species wide thing, no one is unaffected.ChromaticWolfen said:No. Who would get to judge who gets infected by this virus? I know whoever gets to judge will eventually use it against other people as a weapon and not as a tool to help the world. Soon enough someone else could get their hands on it and could release it world wide. Also no one in the world has the right to say who can and cannot have children.
You discredit what is most likely the biggest computer simulation ever done and say there's no proof for it? Sure it's a computer simulation with the condition that things keep going the way they are, but it has in fact been done in several different ways to see insecurities, how things will go with improving technology, increasing wealth in poor countries and not all results are this grim. However if nothing changes that statistic is still worthy of some degree of worrying. Basically you discredit a computer simulation and defend your stance with "Prove it" and say that you have to be able to defend your theory while not being able to defend yours. I don't think that statistic is very accurate since they probably chose the worst possible outcome to emphasize it. However resources are depleting the way it is and the population is increasing rapidly. If nothing changes this is a disaster that we actually can see in its coming.Vuljatar said:The burden of proof rests with those who posit the theory. And I am not convinced, not by a long shot. Past history shows that doomsayers in general, the environmentalist types in particular, make wildly inaccurate predictions of armageddon either out of fear or simply misunderstanding the data.IamQ said:Ha ha! I shall use this as an opportunity to use your argument against thou!
 Explain thy self! Explain thy reasoning for thine statement!
Well first of all, the former wouldn't help at all given that Mars is a barren world incapable of sustaining human life. In essence any colonization of Mars would only result in more space to put our growing population without addressing the real concern about the resources needed to maintain a population of that size. The problem would in fact be exacerbated by the fact that you'd have the population of two planets dependant on the resources of one.RedBird said:Humans can get past this problem by taking all the miltaries funding and putting it into space exploration and colonisation. LETS GO TO FUCKING MARS ALREADY! btw, The krogans only had a genophage cause they were rebelling and trying to kill everyone, overcrowding had nothing to do with it. Nobody is doing anything to my junk unless it involves several beatiful people and some whippy cream.
I used to like this, but then I realized that meant that the state would be given nearly absolute control over the primary agent of socialization. I don't like the implications of that. While parenting is incredibly important and therefore not something we want untrustworthy people to engage in, it is that importance that makes controlling it so powerful.AngloDoom said:I'd prefer some sort of application process before you could have a child. Like, everyone is born infertile, and then they get their fertility 'unlocked' upon passing a test that measures how good a parent you would make, as well as whether you are financially able to support that said child.
Not that I think overpopulation is a problem, I've no idea on the subject, but I think it's weird that some people may have difficulty proving they are legally able to purchase alcohol or drive a car, but can bring a child into the world.