Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Environment vs a real primal need!

My most favourite grad-student Cecilia points (in her blog) to this story about the environmental impact of having children. Yeah, it is called Voluntary Human Extinction Movement; the essay ends as follows:
Even Knight, in his oddly cheery brand of pessimism, thinks that the drive to breed may be insurmountable.

"It's not too likely that the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement is going to succeed," he told me. "I don't think any of us are so naive as to think that 6.5 billion people are going to say, 'Yeah, let's stop breeding, this is great.' But it's still the right thing to do."
Go take a look; while you are at it, also take a look at this other link that Cecilia points to (about a couple who are going to have their sixteenth kid--I thought raising a football team is the limit for anybody; looks like I was wrong).


Anonymous Ram said...

I am not sure "Voluntary Human Extinction Movement" is a way to go. Not having offsprings is a personal decision but having a movement seems crazy. I saw a discovery channel documentry on the family with 16 kids and it does look amazing, the way the family tides over each day. Guru one way to beat it is by having two football teams (with added advantage of the teams playing against each other) and if lucky an interview in Disc. channel.


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