View Poll Results: In your opinion, which is the greatest threat to the planet/

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  • Global Warming

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  • Human overpopulation

    27 51.92%
  • Planet-killing meteor

    9 17.31%
  • Death of the Sun

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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    You don't seem to understand what the word progress means. Whether you like or not, it's still progress
    Which brings us back to my original question.

    Is it "progress" to achieve "equality" among men and "equilibrium" with nature, if the cost is developmental stagnation?

    If your answer is anything other than "no," I'd say that we have fundamentally different definitions of the term.

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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Which brings us back to my original question.

    Is it "progress" to achieve "equality" among men and "equilibrium" with nature, if the cost is developmental stagnation?

    If your answer is anything other than "no," I'd say that we have fundamentally different definitions of the term.
    The cost isn't developmental stagnation.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The cost isn't developmental stagnation.
    The burden of proof in demonstrating that will be completely on you.

    Historically speaking, the only societies to exist in "equilibrium" with their environment have remained stagnant. All advanced societies have done so at the expense of their environment through population growth and liberal exploitation of natural resources.

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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    What is the greatest threat this planet faces?
    At present, nearly half of everyone voting is picking the second of the four options: human overpopulation.

    And, why not.

    When the population becomes too dense, as it is in many places on Earth, people behave neurotically and attempt to kill each other off to make space.

    In this dangerous nuclear age, where many nations combined possess sufficient nuclear destructive capability to destroy our planet and all life upon it many, many times over, yes, this is likely the right-around-the-corner scenario that awaits us if we do nothing.

    And, so far, we're doing nothing.

    And we're doing nothing because, sadly, not everyone is capable of saying no to the "bribe" that prevents them from speaking the truth about this real and huge problem: http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...nt-crisis.html
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    The burden of proof in demonstrating that will be completely on you.
    No, the burden of proof is on you

    Historically speaking, the only societies to exist in "equilibrium" with their environment have remained stagnant. All advanced societies have done so at the expense of their environment through population growth and liberal exploitation of natural resources.
    Historically speaking, there have never been societies with a sustainable population that is stable.
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    No, the burden of proof is on you

    Historically speaking, there have never been societies with a sustainable population that is stable.
    Neither do any exist today. Again, for that very reason, if you want to argue not only for the existence of such a society, but its supposed "superiority" over the status quo we already posses, it is going to be on you to demonstrate the validity and workability of both suppositions, no one else.

    I'd get started, if I were you.

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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Neither do any exist today. Again, for that very reason, if you want to argue not only for the existence of such a society, but its supposed "superiority" over the status quo we already posses, it is going to be on you to demonstrate the validity and workability of both suppositions, no one else.

    I'd get started, if I were you.
    If I were you, I'd read what my original post again.
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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Other.

    Liberals, progressives and socialist. Oh, yeah, Commies too.
    Only a fool measures equality by results and not opportunities.

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    Re: Greatest threat to this planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    What is the greatest threat this planet faces?
    Poor quality education of our children.
    Education.

    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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