jaymolstad

jaymolstad

  • Commented on Context is everything
    "So, short term Homo drakensis, long term Moties? Offhand, I don't see how this is this any better than the Olduvai future and arguably much worse. I know, everyone thinks they're going to be of the ruling class, or at...
  • Commented on Context is everything
    "Limiting offspring to control population (i.e., no more than you can support) has been seen among several animals in natural environments. Most of the ones I heard of have been birds. The usual approach is some variant of infanticide." Infanticide...
  • Commented on Context is everything
    "My guess is that, in the long term, what we need to do is to treat antibiotics as precious and exhaustible resources that need to be rotated in and out of use and strictly controlled." I wholeheartedly support such an...
  • Commented on Context is everything
    "I wouldn't really call something that's been around and growing for decades (or centuries, if you want to go back further than the Pill) a "novel" thing. " I'm thinking on an evolutionary timescale here. It may take a few...
  • Commented on Context is everything
    "The "high fertility" future is unlikely, particularly with the increasing adoption of contraceptive use that we've seen worldwide, regardless of increases in income." Contraception is a novel thing, and how it stabilizes remains to be seen, but in the long...
  • Commented on Context is everything
    Wrong. Here are the data: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population Depending on which projection you believe, we'll be growing until around 2045 (pop > 8 billion), until around 2100 (pop > 10 billion) or indefinitely....
  • Commented on Context is everything
    "... which is that we haven't invented the kind of society that won't breed to fill its available environment way past the point of equilibrium." Ecologists have been considering this point since Darwin, but it seems to be a natural...
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