Re: human rights vs. societies rights

Luis Medina (fmedina@CSOS.ORST.EDU)
Wed, 7 Dec 1994 23:26:50 -0800

no living species I know can grow exponentially for ever. If this kind of
silly extrapolation was true the mold that is growing under your
garbage container would be invading your living-room by monday next week.
1) there are no resources to maintain an exponential growth
2) people, like any other species in non equilibrium abundancy, will be food
for other species. specially if some of us start to get undernourished and
A more normal growth curve look like _/ \ the last part of the
curve only occurs in closed systems when resources are exhausted or are too
dificult to get for that particular species. In more open and complex
systems other species recycle the resources used by previous species and
make posible flat or oscilating periods of growth for long periods of time.
With luck, for geologic periods of time.

limiting population is a short term proposition with no real solution (since
even at very low growth rates you get large populations). What is going to
matter is the care of use and the distribution of resources.