[Coral-List] The Irony of the Pope's science - is it's selectivity.

Steve Mussman sealab at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 25 21:35:28 EDT 2015

Most certainly population growth is an issue that needs to be addressed, but let's not lose sight of the fact that Roman Catholics account for less than 17% of the world's population and don't appear to stand out when comparing countries by population growth rates. It looks like the problem would persist even if the pope commanded every one of his followers to use birth control and limit family size. You are correct to point out that these are not simple issues, but give credit where credit is due. Pope Francis boldly took on climate change, the state of the world's oceans and the degradation of coral reefs in his recent encyclical. There may be more than one 
elephant in the room, but sometimes it's best to take them on one (or a few) at a time. 

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> On Jun 25, 2015, at 10:22 AM, Durwood M. Dugger <ddugger at biocepts.com> wrote:
> While I would agree that it is ironic that the Pope is seemingly embracing science - I think the irony is his selectivity in the science he embraces. He still leads a major religion that doesn’t support birth control and or a woman’s right to control her reproductive destiny. This is hypocrisy at its worst - lecturing the world on climate change and environmental degradation (Did he forget to mention critical resource depletion conflicts - also known as war?) all the while enabling, encouraging - if not demanding unlimited population growth. Over population is the primary cause of all anthropogenic climate change, environmental degradation and resource conflicts. Perhaps neither climate science nor the world of political (includes religion) manipulation are as simple as many of you seem to think. 
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