On the myth of overpopulation

Where it came from

What the myth is

What the real problem is

The truth is that “overpopulation” is merely a myth. The population bomb was just a fairy tale. Aldus Huxley was wrong. The sky is not falling and the government does not need to take any drastic measures. However overpopulation continues to be a popular myth. Why? Because it often fits and in hand with social and enviromental agendas which require some sort of emergency to encourage people to want to undergo drastic social and political change.

The REAL problem, however, is under-population, broken families, poverty, etc. caused by poor social programs and solutions.

Bonus: What did John Lennon think about over-population?


4 responses to “On the myth of overpopulation

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  2. Awesome, Wes! Thanks for pointing these out.

  3. I find in reading those sites that say that population problems are a myth that their evidence is very sparse and inconclusive. Recently I read Book 1 of the free e-book series "In Search of Utopia" (http://andgulliverreturns.info), it blasts their lack of evidence relative to their calling overpopulation a myth. The book, actually the last half of the book, takes on the skeptics in global warming, overpopulation, lack of fresh water, lack of food, and other areas where people deny the evidence. I strongly suggest that anyone wanting to see the whole picture read the book, at least the last half.
    The outdated fertility replacement rate of 2.1 is also clarified.

    • What kind of evidence are you looking for in order for us to disprove a negative?

      When it comes to the the chicken-little predictions of gloom and doom, the only thing consistent about them has been their inability to paint an accurate portrayal of the future. We aren't running out of food, land, fresh water, etc. Doomsters act as if our natural resources are static and unchanging, that we cant or have never adapted or innovated. The evidence, as it were, is that humans are a resilient race whose creative and productive potential is still largely unknown. It would seem that after the technological boom of the 20th century doomsters would give it a rest.

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