Is “overpopulation” a problem?
Question from the Internet:
“Does the idea of “overpopulation” diminish the value of human life in the eyes of the state and other large organizations?”
Yes, the notion of “overpopulation” makes people simple statistics, playing with numbers we can adjust or correct with our misguided and arbitrary calculations.
And I am sure that those who want to “adjust or artificially trim” overpopulation do not look at themselves as part of that statistics, they do not consider themselves being in the part that needs to be trimmed.
We are playing with notions like “overpopulation” without actually understanding Nature’s system and its optimal parameters of natural necessities, available resources and what determines the general balance and homeostasis life depends on. We also tend to ignore that that the actual problems is our excessive overconsumption — especially for those who keep talking about overpopulation and want to “correct it” — since it is our overconsumption that depletes the resources and causes problems with the Natural system.
The bottom line is that we can’t even make any judgements or calculations about humanity’s state and how to solve our problems, until we understand Nature’s laws and how its finely balanced, mutual integration and mutually complementing operation works — and we would need to adapt ourselves to Nature’s system and its general balance.
So this is what we should be focusing on first of all instead of thinking about how to change or artificially manipulate or even “trim” the human population so those who remain could continue their self-serving and self-justifying exploitative lifestyle.