Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: OVERPOPULATION, 02-01-14
Posted on 02/01/2014 7:12:38 AM PST by Salvation
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A theory of certain demographers that the natural resources of the earth are becoming too small to meet the needs of the world' growing population. The Church's position is that "overpopulation" is a human construct; that the same divine providence that inspired the advances in science to increase human longevity will also ensure the means of sustaining the increased human family.
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The Malthusians have always been wrong.
Once you leave the metropolitan area of the airport from which you are departing, you see next to nothing but rivers, lakes, forests, canyons, prairies, deserts, etc., until you enter the airspace of the metropolitan area in which you are landing.
Please note I said NEXT to nothing. Obviously you see communities of varying sizes here and there along the way but, for the most part, you'd think you're flying over an uninhabited planet.
Exactly. I flew coast to coast and was amazed at the empty space.
I believe I read once that all the people in the U. S. could fit in the state of Texas.
Texas was a much better state 40 years ago, who wants to measure the effects of the left importing mass populations to our once beautiful nation, by laboratory standards of whether we can sustain ourselves with food and water.
Americans used to love our wide open spaces and the ability to live in our largest cities, yet go hunting and fishing and camping, within minutes of our homes.
Now we have pro-immigration elements that keep pointing out that science and advancements can enable us to live right on top of each other and still squeeze in plenty more, endlessly.
A 1960 American knew that one reason that life in India and China was miserable compared to ours, was population. Now ours is getting close to what India was in 1960.
Chesterton on birth control/population control:
In 1925 Chesterton wrote an introduction to Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in which he said that The answer to anyone who talks about the surplus population is to ask him, whether he is part of the surplus population; or if not, how he knows he is not.
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