[ExI] Just some thoughts, nothing new really
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sun May 12 01:44:04 UTC 2019
On Sat, May 11, 2019 at 6:35 AM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> rafal wrote Almost all societies afflicted by modernity start dying off.
> Take a look at the number of calories consumed in a culture. When this
> goes up, birth rate goes down. Maybe this is what Rafal calls dying off.
> The opposite view, that if you give starving people more food they will
> just make more babies, is simply not true.
### Not quite that simple. For example. English upper class in the past 500
years had both higher access to calories and dramatically higher fertility
than the lower classes.
There seems to be something about modern culture that dramatically limits
fertility of most people. Whether it is endocrine disruptors, access to
pornography, access to television, overfeeding, anti-natalist propaganda or
some other combination of factors, nobody knows for sure. We know that
Americans, Japanese, Europeans, Iranians, Chinese and many other nations
are dying off.
A dark mystery, it is.
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