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Comment 8 by Net :

actually, in this day and age of over-population, and all that that means, i'm not sure why people have children

Because people grow old and die. If everyone followed your advice, then in little more than a century homo sapiens would cease to exist. This holds true whether we currently have 1 billion or 10 billion people.

Of course, if you don’t care whether or not humans exist 150 years from now, and also don’t mind the misery that will befall everyone when society is drowning in liver spots, then I guess I have no objections to your point.

Even temporary moratoriums on having children - "no one can have kids for the next 20 years" - would probably have disasterous effects on society.

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:48:13 UTC | #946160