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  •  Oh, both humans and great chimpanzees (but NOT (6+ / 0-)

    bonobos) do this, all the time.

    -- if there are too many they simply kill each other.
    Mountain lions don't have a word for this; humans have several, the most important being "war." If humans were truly biologically/sociologically capable of avoiding the overpopulation trap we wouldn't be more than 7B strong on the crust of Gaea.
    Biological and sociological drives aren't Vulcan, and are never controlled by logic. Now it is true that women sensibly don't want to wear out their bodies, and also want the best outcomes for their offspring (therefore the fewer the better) but men always make sure that women aren't in charge of society, or in control of their bodies/wombs.

    Mr. President, if you've kept all your commitments to my civil rights, then you never made enough commitments in the first place.

    by davidincleveland on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 10:53:40 PM PDT

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