Exploding the "Population Bomb"

Many years ago, I saw a poster version of the 1973 painting Overpopulation by John Pitre. It showed all the land filled with naked people, some even in the sea. This was quite possibly influenced by the 1973 book The Population Bomb by Paul Ehrlich, who was in turn presenting a Malthusian view.

Thomas Malthus influenced Charles Darwin influenced Paul Ehrlich who alarmed many people. "The Population Bomb" has been discredited, but Ehrlich is still popular among secularists.
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Thomas Malthus was an economist who had some very pessimistic views of population and the struggle for existence, and was also an influence on Charles Darwin. Ehrlich is an anti-creationist who was influenced by Malthus and Darwin, and The Population Bomb frightened many people. However, his vision was seriously flawed. Interestingly, he is still highly respected by leftists. Is that why people still think drastic measures are in order? Hey, Grandpa! What's for supper? Maggot sausage and insect ice cream to save the planet and offset global warming, of course! These people are mentally ill.

The work was obviously based on numbers, did not deal with certain aspects of humanity, and did not have predictive ability. (Ehrlich also denies the work of our Creator, who has given us minds to deal with many situations.) Not only has food production increased, but populations are declining, such as the 2018 US birth rate; some European countries are alarmed that they do not have enough people. Or how about the shortage of women in India and China due to abortion and infanticide?

I try to keep political things to a minimum in my posts. Unfortunately, secular science his running hell-bent for leather to support leftist causes nowadays. Once again, we see that Darwinian thinking has been detrimental to many people. This reminds me of the global climate change cult that uses bad data, false predictions (did you hear that a glacier in Greenland is growing again?), and emotional appeal to manipulate people for leftist agendas — which includes infringing on our God-given rights.

Population alarmism, like climate change hysteria, based on Darwinian thinking and the denial of God. Yes, God is there, and he does have his plans, old son. Population alarmism is unfounded and debunked.
In 1968, the “year’s most important book,” what Greg Garrard called a neo-Malthusian classic, The Population Bomb, by Stanford University Professor Paul Ehrlich, “made dire predictions and triggered a wave of repression around the world.”Authored by an evolutionary biologist known for his “groundbreaking studies of the co-evolution of flowering plants and butterflies,” it became a best seller, and turned the author into a celebrity. The book “would become one of the most influential books of the 20th century.”

Ehrlich’s conclusion was announced in the first sentence:
“The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate.”
In the end, the book and the movement it birthed “fueled an anti-population-growth crusade that led to human rights abuses around the world.”
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