Sunday, May 29, 2016

A Human License to Breed?



Could you pass a minimal intelligence test if one were required for a "license to breed"?

To find out, simply answer this question:

In light of the 40,000 children dying of malnutrition each day, and considering the number of species going extinct as a result of our excessive reproduction, do you think it would be a good idea to create another of yourself?




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12 comments:

Kate Price said...

I just had to press both!
Must share that vid.....thanks

HurricaneDeck said...

And that's why we should always go down to our local shelter and adopt!

Right?

PBurns said...

I did and encourage others to do so.

Jenn said...

Yep. Childfree and no regrets.

(Helps that I don't have a maternal bone in my body... if you're not fighting instinct, it's a lot easier!)

Seahorse said...

Makes the over-breeding of pit bulls look like child's play. For the record, I'm barren by choice!

Seahorse ;)

seeker said...

This cuts too close to home. Ten years ago we settled in an older neighborhood. Three new subdivisions have invaded our space taking over farmland and wooded areas. They even came in and 'straightened out' the creek. Now its a big culvert. I feel so sorry for the animals that are now homeless and having to move through dangerous areas to try to find new land that can support them. And there is trash EVERYWHERE!
I'm glad I don't have kids and am getting older. I'm not sure I want to live in their New Modern World.
Of course I have a sneaking suspicion that 200 years from now, they'll be sitting around a campfire telling stories about wagons without horses and talking rocks from the lost lands of the Ancestors.

Debi and the TX JRTs

Viatecio said...

Childfree as well over here. Never changed a diaper in my lifetime and don't ever want to, but I'll clean up animal leavings until I die. Only shred of "maternal instinct" I know I have is the desire to the some sort of Big Brother/Big Sister thing one day. As it is, I'll start with being Auntie Via to the impending nephew-in-the-oven. And no, I'm not even changing HIS diaper.

jdlvtrn said...

considering who it is who has vociferously threatened to "outbreed" and replace a certain scapegoat ethnicity with their own faultless genes...

John Watts said...

If I'm not mistaken you have at least one child. Did you take the above test before procreating?

PBurns said...

I have two children. Adopted. I live my values. How about you? 😄

Joe Mama said...

You underestimate the problem. You are preaching to the choir.

Population is a Tragedy of the Commons scenario. Any conservation will be eagerly gobbled up by those who are less socially enlightened. It is akin to everybody on the block buying a Prius while the folks the next block over drive Yukons. The Yukon drivers simply drive more miles because "gas is cheaper".

Over-population is not an issue that can be solved by "smart" people acting autonomously. The only solution I see is to assess Pigovian penalties to all children over #2. It might be as simple as the loss of the child tax credits and elimination of all "Entitlements" associated with supernumerary children.

Some will object. They will say that "rich" people will be less penalized than "poor" people. They will say it is not a "perfect" solution. I think such objections identify the complainer as somebody who is more concerned about their self-image (smart, compassionate, socially advanced) than they are about solving problems.

Michael said...

Adopt, don't drop!