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Posted: 23 August 2010 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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George - 23 August 2010 12:41 PM
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And the famous command “Go forth and multiply”

Wrong again, Write4U. The fertility in Europe started to decline in the 19th century. In those days probably everybody was a Christian.

Are you confusing decline in growth with decline in population? Even if we achieve a growth rate of .5% the population will double in 140 years (two generations). Any steady growth will produce a doubling effect. Only the time this will take is affected, not the result. As long as babies are born and we enable the population to live longer, we must deal with the result of exponential growth. I see this as the single most important and pressing issue when discussing quality of life for all. What is “good” for people is bad for the eventual consequence of any resultant growth.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 01:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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It was not only the poor farmers. Rich people had a lot of kids, too.

True.  Of course, they needed children to marry off to other families to maintain political ties, for heirs, and because they just plain liked humping.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 01:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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George - 23 August 2010 12:41 PM
Write4U - 23 August 2010 12:21 PM

And the famous command “Go forth and multiply”

Wrong again, Write4U. The fertility in Europe started to decline in the 19th century. In those days probably everybody was a Christian.

Just a thought. Could this decline be due to a changing ratio of males and females? Single women tend to have fewer children. Horrible as it is, war is an effective way to control population, especially today we have to ability to kill people (predominantly men soldiers) by the thousands in a single instant. If we were able to abolish war and disease the population growth would start to climb again.
As much as I hate to be a messenger of doom, I cannot see a bright future based on improving the quality of life and therefore longevity of the world’s population, without a mechanism of stopping growth. Something has to give. Our enemy is not ourselves, our enemy is Natural law and that ain’t an enemy easily defeated.
China, already an incredibly populous country, has recognized this fact and has restricted the number of children allowed per family. The result of course is an ever increasing older population (relative to young). Where that leads eventually, who knows?

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Posted: 23 August 2010 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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Dead Monky - 23 August 2010 01:10 PM

they just plain liked humping.

Did you know Freud supposedly stopped having sex with his wife in his late thirties? He dedicated the remaining years of his life to figure out who to blame it on…  cheese

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Posted: 23 August 2010 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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I blame it on the cigar.  “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” my foot.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 01:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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George - 23 August 2010 01:19 PM
Dead Monky - 23 August 2010 01:10 PM

they just plain liked humping.

Did you know Freud supposedly stopped having sex with his wife in his late thirties? He dedicated the remaining years of his life to figure out who to blame it on…  cheese

Yep, they did not have Viagra in those days.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 01:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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Isn’t late thirties a little too young for Viagra?  wink

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Posted: 23 August 2010 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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George - 23 August 2010 01:52 PM

Isn’t late thirties a little too young for Viagra?  wink

lol…depends on your zest for living.  tongue rolleye

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Posted: 23 August 2010 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 69 ]
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lol…depends on your zest for living.

And how much of a man-whore you are.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 02:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 70 ]
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Dead Monky - 23 August 2010 02:50 PM

lol…depends on your zest for living.

And how much of a man-whore you are.

If you wish to put it that way….seems to be a genetic thing with males.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 71 ]
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Or is it in the jeans?  Eh, eh.  wink

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Posted: 23 August 2010 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 72 ]
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Dead Monky - 23 August 2010 02:56 PM

Or is it in the jeans?  Eh, eh.  wink

LOL

note my little edit of the original phrasing.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 03:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 73 ]
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George - 23 August 2010 01:19 PM

Did you know Freud supposedly stopped having sex with his wife in his late thirties? He dedicated the remaining years of his life to figure out who to blame it on…  cheese

Of course, he had a wide variety of female patients who he had talk about their most secret sexual ideas.  I doubt that he was deprived.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 03:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 74 ]
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Yeah, yeah.  Remove the fodder if you will.

In all seriousness, I find the struggle between our genetic predisposition toward man-whoring and our cultural push against it fascinating.

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Posted: 23 August 2010 03:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 75 ]
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Dead Monky - 23 August 2010 03:06 PM

Yeah, yeah.  Remove the fodder if you will.

In all seriousness, I find the struggle between our genetic predisposition toward man-whoring and our cultural push against it fascinating.

I agree.  Population control vs our genetic program to procreate. It’s a cunundrum (no puns solicited).

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