- Max Born,
one of the great physicists of the early
20th Century, published:
"My Life and My Views" in 1968. Born was a physicists physicist
and deeply committed to humanity and civilization. On page 120, Born writes:
Science and technology will then follow their tendency to rapid
expansion in an exponential fashion, until saturation sets in.
But that does not necessarily imply an increase of wealth,
still less of happiness, as long as the number of people increases
at the same rate, and with it their
need for food and energy.
At this point, the technological problems of the atom touch social problems,
such as birth control and the just distribution of goods.
There will be hard fighting about these problems...
- Senator Gaylord Nelson who wisely said:
The bigger the population gets, the more serious the problems become…. We have to address the population issue. The United Nations, with the U.S. supporting it, took the position in Cairo in 1994 that every country was responsible for stabilizing its own population. It can be done. But in this country, it's phony to say "I'm for the environment but not for limiting immigration."
Many ordinary folks who can see the obvious and
have the courage to