Re: Earth In Crisis As Wildlife Numbers Plummet
Nature is trying to step in and curb our birthrates. but at every turn the scientific-medical community is there to turn her hand and parry death once more.
The increasing infertility rate is not coincidence. But thanks to "the miracles of modern medicine" infertility can be overcome (for the right price). On a personal level, yes it is a wonderful miracle, there is a lot of heart ache involved in not being able to conceive or keep for at least one trimester the children one would like to have. Having seen close friends and family go through this heart ache I know just how much of a miracle these children are and how well they are loved once they arrive.
But taking it back off the personal level, it smacks of the arrogance that humans so often manifest when "managing" natural resources. It seems to me that as a species, we have yet to learn balance. We learn it here and there in one place or another, individual balance, but not how to recognize and maintain balance before upsetting it.