[Coral-List] What agency should list corals

Steve Ord johnbell32 at outlook.com
Wed Apr 3 21:31:24 EDT 2013

And how would you feel Dr. Szmant if an outside government said that you couldn’t have your 24 year old daughter because the world was too overcrowded? Here’s the problem: Yes the world is too crowded, and yes food and resources are becoming scarcer because there are more people in the world. Ecosystems are degrading because of human consumption and behaviors at a mass level. But these problems aren’t problems unless they start to affect us. And we point the finger and say that this is somebody else’s fault as long as it doesn’t interfere with our own standard of living. The minute it affects us it’s a different story. Would you be willing to give up the ability to procreate because somebody else said the world was too overcrowded? The ability to have children is the most powerful biological driving force in society. To deny one group procreation rights while maintaining your own is the very essence of oppression.


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