Tuesday, July 15, 2008

re: Population Failure In Developed Nations

This article from Discovery News discusses the natural species reproductive model wherein safety, security, and ample resources can set a species up for extinction. Not surprisingly, this model is seen in the human animal, as well. Are we just all too well off to bother having kids at all?

1 comment:

Rufus said...

It's amazing how this fits what we've been talking about. They sort of get to it at the end, but if you compare, say, the norm in the 1920s, when you'd have these families popping out like five kids to go play stickball in the street while the parents worked. Now, I think people my age don't feel that they have the resources to give the children all that they need. I know I don't. But, there's a part of me that wonders: "Jeez, why can't we just leave the brats to their own devices like in the old days?"