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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 11:17 AM
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153. If you're truly interested:
Edited on Mon May-02-11 11:18 AM by chervilant
My assertion about overpopulation is both an observation about one of the major components of our species' current 'dis-ease' and a nod to the fact that we've passed a CRITICAL point in our sociocultural evolution--one that we rarely acknowledge or discuss.

With regards to specifics:

1) abnormal sexual behavior: rape, child sexual assault, and necrophilia are but a few examples of our 'abnormal' sexual behaviors. Our inordinate preoccupation with our sexuality suggests that, as a species, we're still in our adolescence.

2) eating our young: the Andrea Yates case (which happened in my neighborhood) was sensational for reasons other than her modus operandi. Reports of parents deliberately or thoughtlessly murdering their children have increased steadily since Yates' horrific event. While we've never been TRULY a child-centric species, our pathological propensity for deliberately killing our young is well documented.

3) increased mortality: need I even go here? Chernobyl and Fukushima are giant spikes on this measure, but we've managed to fowl every corner of our nest, a species-wide behavior that continues unabated.

We now live in exponential times (view this for a glimpse of what this means--bearing in mind that much of the data therein is already obsolete). This fact is my primary motivation for highlighting our species' rampant hedonism writ large in our burgeoning numbers. We are terribly out of balance, and our planet is imminently likely to roll over and scrape us off her backside.

(Note that I am not 'doom and glooming' here. I find this stage in our species' evolution quite fascinating, and I remain convinced that we can do what is necessary to step off our path of self-immolation. However, if we do not, so be it.)
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