Re: NASA chief touts deep space exploration: We can only survive if we
Any suggestions on how to get the human population down to 500 million? Should we use mass sterilizations or an engineered virus? What about populations that refuse to comply and somehow combat our best efforts at exterminating them with the chemical or biological methods?
And while we're at it, shouldn't we take this as an opportunity to further improve mankind's genetics by picking the survivors from the brightest and healthiest 5 percent of the current population, ones with no criminal record, no trace of resistance to authority, and no heritable genetic problems?
One of the single greatest unpopular ideas in human history is any kind reproduction law, especially limitations. Even in China, the restrictions on child bearing were finally lifted after being so unpopular.
I share in your sarcasm.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan