wilber wrote: ... does it make sense to fight for petty issues that politicians usually divide us and can't we all live in peace and harmony if we are so intelligent?
1. Tip O'Neill used to say: "All politics is local".
2. From Eric Idle's "Galaxy Song" in The Meaning of Life (1983):
So remember when you're feeling very small and insecure How amazingly unlikely it is your birth And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space, Because there's bugger all down here on Earth.
Strange things happen when you read too many things in one day. Just before reading this blog, i had finished my daily dose of news through newspaper and now i wonder if we are alone in this universe (even for assumption) then does it make sense to fight for petty issues that politicians usually divide us and can't we all live in peace and harmony if we are so intelligent. If we look at our evolution then our history is not so peaceful and is full of massacres and wars. Even today, we have more than half population who lacks basic needs. Thinking about all this i think we cannot be (and hopefully not) alone in this universe.
The reason the population is exploding is not because the birthrate is above the replacement, but because we all are living longer. The birthrate is actually in sharp decline. On the otherside of the 2050 'bump' in population there is a sharp decline in persons alive. This is why today's leaders in Russia and Japan, for example, are aking couples to have babies!
The truth is we are headed for a population decline on teh otherside of 2050. (Check the WHO website for validation)
The argument that the earth is overpopulated and unable to feed the population is a 200-year-old myth which persists.
So relax, and go hug your kids! Remeber, without them, old age would really suck! ;)