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  •  so then, here's what happens: (0+ / 0-)

    We edge further and further into overshoot until ecosystems collapse on a global scale, leading to what scientists call an "evolutionary bottleneck."  That means a dieoff to the tune of billions of humans.  

    Is that what you want?  Or are you merely saying it's not worth fighting to stop it?  

    And how would you feel if the WW2 generation had taken that attitude toward the Nazis, who "merely" killed ten million or so in the camps, plus whatever war casualties were attributable to them?    Or is it somehow "OK" if the biggest genocide in history is committed for the sake of consumer baubles rather than national glory?

    Or does it have something to do with the inability of human minds to grasp large numbers, such as four or five billion?   Hint: that's 1/1000 of what the casino banksters just cost America over the past two years.  See, it's a really small number after all!

    •  "No" to both questions in your second paragraph. (0+ / 0-)

      Etcetera. I don't think you know my position on the issue as well as you think you do. My question to you, or to anybody else, is how, precisely, do we take growth and its accompanying development to zero, or less than zero? I'm not pro-growth or pro-development, but I don't believe it's worthwhile to take a position against better urban design because all growth is bad.

      How is my comment above so insulting to you that you bring the Holocaust into the conversation? Criminy!

      Sometimes I sits and I thinks; sometimes I just sits. - Archy

      by Captain Sham on Fri Jan 07, 2011 at 04:39:52 PM PST

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