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Worshipping the Overshoot Predator

Re: Worshipping the Overshoot Predator

Unread postby EnergyUnlimited » Sun 28 Oct 2018, 17:36:46

onlooker wrote:Well, it looks like the Overshoot Predator is on the prowl in certain countries. Utilizing its deadly arsenal
Yemen at risk of third cholera epidemic, health officials warn

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/03/middleea ... index.html

Saudis will treat them with more bombings.
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Re: Worshipping the Overshoot Predator

Unread postby MonteQuest » Fri 12 Apr 2019, 11:34:06

Ibon wrote:Look at the long drawn out debate over on the Overpopulation is Tabu thread where Montequest states that we are not unique and are just like any other organism in reference to overshoot, like yeast for example, and Kublikhan comes up with all these social carrying capacity arguments that we aren't like yeast.


Yes, those arguments are usually borne of hubris. I'm not sure if I ever posted this quote, but it is a good rejoinder: "We like to think that our intelligence and moral code sets us apart from other creatures. When other creatures gain an energy subsidy, they instinctively react by proliferating: their population goes through the well-studied stages of bloom, overshoot, and die-off. If we humans are more than mere animals, we should be expected to behave differently. Yet so far we have reacted to the energy subsidy of fossil fuels exactly the way rats, fruit flies, or bacteria respond to an abundant new food source. A hard look at the evidence tends to make one skeptical of (such) human claims to uniqueness..."-- Richard Heinberg, from his book, The Party's Over
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