According to some sources I found online (I don’t know if they’re reliable and don’t remember what they were), about 370.000 babies are born every day, worldwide.  And 155,000 people die every day, worldwide.  If those numbers are correct, the net daily increase in human beings each day amounts to about 215,000.  That translates into an increase of 78,475,000 people every year.

It’s hopeless.  Utterly hopeless.

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10 Responses to Population

  1. Trish says:

    And Juan, it took you a week for you to response….so it did take time, by my estimation…..but who takes cares of such details….not me! 🙂

  2. Trish says:

    Oh good God, man…my favorite video, Juan!! I just melted!!

  3. Juan says:

    I’ve not thought long and hard about this post! I don’t want to!


  4. druxha says:

    …but by no means a solution, John. I have the penance to always look to religion as the basis of population, and how it grows and moves, and covers ground…all in the name of some God.

  5. druxha says:

    I’ve thought long and hard about this post. I don’t know, John. Not sure my thoughts are on the same linear as yours, but they are statical. Here in Mexico were reproduction is ramped, and statistically speaking the family size has dropped in the last years from 6 children to a pro-media of 2 per family. This figure is woefully inaccurate, to say the least. I’ve seen here in the most populace city in the world, the families with the 6 children in tow on a daily basis. I can only assume that the census was available to the middle class (a mere 3%, and the rich, not sure of that %) which were even asked. The rest of the population were more than likely, “casually” asked. Many of these impoverished people do not even register the birth of their child, and therefore leaving their children in a very difficult position for the future. But this is common, sad to say. Here they call them “la gente predidos” (the lost people.)

    Birth control is free from the government here, but we must take a look at the influence that the Catholic church has imposed. Government says lets reduce the procreation, church bellows, its the divine of God..reproduce!

    Not being a religious person, it would appear in the region which I live in, that I’ve described there is a “root” value to take in to consideration….

  6. Juan, no positive eugenics here, in my view. Rather, I’d say it’s a rational acknowledgement of the impossibility of the present. The end of what we have become is upon us and we must make radical decisions that will either allow us to retain our humanity or contribute to its utter demise in a world collapsing around us.

  7. Juan says:

    So, what are we talking about here — positive eugenics?

  8. Thanks for the link Robin. It’s fascinating to read, but not to digest. My “heart is sick and my grief is beyond healing,” but I am not thankful, nor hopeful.

  9. robin andrea says:

    You know how I feel about it, John. I look at those numbers and weep for the planet. I told Roger yesterday that I was glad my parents named me for a bird, only the picked the wrong bird. I should have been called Canary.

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