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Topics: The Population Bomb

No Stephen Hawking, Population Growth Is Not Going to Turn Earth into a “Ball of Fire”



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/HVP-WB-Hawking-112917.mp3 It’s a curious thing. At times, the most brilliant scientists and mathematicians throughout history have held some of the most preposterous beliefs. For instance, Rene Descartes, inventor of modern analytic geometry and the Cartesian plane, believed the pineal gland was the seat of the human soul. Sir Isaac Newton, the father of classical mechanics, the laws of motion, and co-discoverer of calculus, believed that one could predict the future through hidden secrets written into …

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Speakers at Vatican Symposium Take Wrong Approach to Population and Development



A recent symposium at the Vatican hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences aimed at discussing the implications of biodiversity loss and finding ways to promote sustainable development. While Catholic teaching promotes stewardship of the environment, some of the participants invited to speak at the symposium have a history of promoting interventions directly contrary to Catholic teaching such as contraception and population control. Among the more notorious …

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The New York Times Throws in the Towel on “Overpopulation”



My guess is that you, gentle reader, will be as astonished as we were by the top-of-the-website New York Times article discrediting the population alarmism of the past fifty years. In “The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion” the newspaper has finally (several decades too late) thrown population control on the ash heap of discredited ideas. The article included a video interview with Paul Ehrlich, the author of The Population Bomb. He was the butterfly scientist …

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Who’s Behind the Program to Sterilize Kenyan Women Without Their Consent?



In Paul Ehrlich's crude fantasy, The Population Bomb, "compulsory birth regulation" was to be achieved by polluting the water supply with "mass sterilizing agents." But more sophisticated population controllers dreamed of a contraceptive vaccine that would, with the stick of a needle, sterilize women for years, or a lifetime. This dream became a reality in the early 1990s, when researchers learned that mixing human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-HCG) with tetanus toxoid resulted in a vaccine that not only protected …

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Population Research Institute Responds to Paul Ehrlich’s Claims of Cannibalism



WASHINGTON DC: Population Research Institute responds to Ehrlich’s claims of impending famine. Last week, when asked about the ethics of meat consumption during an interview on HuffPost Live, Paul Ehrlich prophesied cannibalism saying, “I think the issues are more likely to be ‘is it perfectly OK to eat the bodies of your dead because we’re all so hungry?. . . we’re going to add between now and forty-five years from now, roughly—if you believe the …

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One Small Snip for Man, One Giant Snip for Mankind



For most of the world, today is Friday, a happy day that leads into the weekend. For Paul Ehrlich and Dr. Doug Stein, however, today is World Vasectomy Day! Their video on the website WorldVasectomyDay.org does not pretend that vasectomies are for men’s health or for healthy relationships. Instead, with cheery colors, the video highlights “population” as the problem behind “global warming, war, and poverty,” and prescribes vasectomies as the cure. “It all comes down …

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Part 1. The White Pestilence



Note: The following is excerpted from Steven Mosher’s book, Population Control—Real Costs, Illusory Benefits. Most of us grew up on a poisonous diet of overpopulation propaganda. Remember the lifeboat scenarios in high school biology, where we had to decide who we were going to push overboard, lest we all die. Recall the college class in which we were assigned to read Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb, which begins with the author mournfully intoning “The battle …

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People of Faith Beware: The Left Has Decided That There Is No Right To Have More Than One Child



  23 July 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 29 People of Faith Beware: The Left Has Decided That There Is No Right To Have More Than One Child The right to procreate goes back to the very beginning of time, and is part of our very nature. “Be fruitful and multiply,” it should be recalled, was the first commandment given to our first parents. Even Malthus himself, the original population scaremonger, admitted that natural law …

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