By Wesley J. Smith Scientific American has actually published a column that supports a proper morality. And by Michael Shermer, no less! Shermer identifies Malthusianism as one of the most destructive forces ever to infect science. From, “Why Malthus is Still Wrong”: On the negative side of the ledger are the policies derived from the …Continue reading "Yes, Repudiate Malthus"
A fascinating history in old news report footage. By Shannon Roberts Editor’s note. The New York Times describes the mission of its “learning network” blog as “offer[ing] rich and imaginative materials for teaching and learning using New York Times content. Every weekday we offer new educational resources based on the articles, photographs, videos, illustrations, podcasts …Continue reading "Population panic"
By Steven Mosher and Anne Morse My guess is that you, gentle reader, will be as astonished as we were by the top-of-the-website New York Times article discrediting the population alarmism of the past fifty years. In “The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion” the newspaper has finally (several decades too late) thrown population control on …Continue reading "The New York Times Throws in the Towel on “Overpopulation”"
By Carolyn Moynihan It’s official. The New York Times has confirmed that the population explosion has not wreaked horrors upon the world: the apocalyptic predictions of the 1960s have fallen “as flat as ancient theories about the shape of the Earth.” Some people won’t believe that, but, if the Times says so, that’s good enough …Continue reading "Remains of the population bomb are finally laid to rest"
By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. NEW YORK, August 15 (C-Fam) “We do not mostly provide preventative medical care [or] cure diseases or prevent them. What we do is social change.” So writes Daniel E. Pellegrom of Pathfinder International in a recent scholarly book marketed to educators, policymakers, and advocates for abortion and other aspects of …Continue reading "Abortion Advocates Say Social Engineering Trumps Improving Health"
By Marcus Roberts Wow, the New York Times really has come over to the dark side. Last week I reported on an article from the grey lady about the German efforts to arrest its population decline that shows that the problem for so many countries isn’t a population explosion, but a population implosion (albeit in …Continue reading "Overpopulation fears betray an ignorance of human history"
By Dave Andrusko I mentioned in passing on Tuesday that I had read a book review in the Wall Street Journal’s weekend edition that was exquisitely written—and that although the book’s subject matter begins in the 1960s, its message is (unfortunately) very relevant today. The book—“The Bet,” written by Paul Sabin—was reviewed by Jonathan V. …Continue reading "“The Bet”—a remarkable book about the staying power of “The Population Bomb”"
By Wesley J. Smith Anti-humanists claim repeatedly that teeming humanity will soon overwhelm all other life on the planet, requiring immediate steps to dramatically depopulate. In this view, we are a scourge, the AIDS afflicting Gaia. Indeed, the plot of a recent A-List Hollywood movie–The Day the Earth Stood Still–had Keanu Reeves as the alien …Continue reading "The Overpopulation “Crisis” Peters Out"