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Old 06-06-2019, 03:24 PM   #401 (permalink)
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we consume far more than we need to on an individual level

to use the traffic analogy, far more people own cars than what could be necessary with investment in public transit
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:29 PM   #402 (permalink)
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Reward voluntary sterilization world wide. Culturally stigmatize pregnancy and child birth. Make heterosexual intercourse taboo. Admit there’s a problem.
Wouldn't that incentivization lead to sterilization on class lines pretty much 100% of the time?

I'd say that mandating sustainable agricultural practices and moving from fossil fuels to nuclear power is the most practical approach for reducing human impact on biodiversity without compromising on ethics. Sustainable forms of energy are good but typically take up a lot of land which would be counterintuitive for this problem. That's not to say that overpopulation isn't a big player in all of this of course.
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Today I learned how Greeks got their knowledge from Egypt of masonry, and now im learning about the opera called "Carmen" gotta answers questions about the opera, which means i actually will spend time watching an opera..
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we consume far more than we need to on an individual level

to use the traffic analogy, far more people own cars than what could be necessary with investment in public transit
I 100% agree. There’s two things we definitely need to do: 1) Limit the amount we consume as individuals and 2) limit the number of individuals doing the consuming.
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Do you think this line of thinking is different than limiting cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, and unhealthy food to reduce health care costs and socioeconomic issues?
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Unfortunately, yes.

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Yes. It’s not pretty or desirable but it’s 100% aligned with reality.
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Do you think this line of thinking is different than limiting cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, and unhealthy food to reduce health care costs and socioeconomic issues?
Well, not really because death and declining health are inevitable. But taken in terms of turning otherwise healthy bodies into diseased bodies then yes it’s a similar line of reasoning.

Do you have a top three favorite operas?
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You ever thought, "Man, **** the planet!"? Earth ain't special.
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I don't want kids but making that decision for others is an extreme level of authoritarianism

also people are not predicted to even have enough children replace themselves in the long term in developed countries
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Well, not really because death and declining health are inevitable. But taken in terms of turning otherwise healthy bodies into diseased bodies then yes it’s a similar line of reasoning.

Do you have a top three favorite operas?
I dont actually, havent had the pleasure of exploring it. I used to work with an amateur singer, and I went to see his performance at his church, which is what turned me onto it. I just think it sounds beautiful.
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