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The human population explosion

The human population explosion

(6:39) In a very short amount of time the human population exploded and is still growing very fast. Will this lead to the end of our civilisation? youtube.com/user/Kurzgesagt

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Guest: libotomized idiots (88 days ago)

Not if we round up all the malthusians and hand them a gun

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Not if we round up all the malthusians and hand them a gun

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Guest: christian5656 (86 days ago)

missed out the muslim problem, they are breeding to take over the world

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missed out the muslim problem, they are breeding to take over the world

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Guest: (85 days ago)

LOL

Ruuuuun it's the scarrrry muslims!!!! Aaaaaah!!

Undereducated Americans have proven to the world this year that they are more of a threat to global security than any god botherers.

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LOL

Ruuuuun it's the scarrrry muslims!!!! Aaaaaah!!

Undereducated Americans have proven to the world this year that they are more of a threat to global security than any god botherers.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (83 days ago)

It's simple maths. Have more than 2 children (one to replace the mum, one to replace the dad), and the population grows. Globally, Muslims have the highest birth rate of all religious groups - 3.1 children per woman. LINK

All religions need children to brainwash. If they tried reasoning, they'd never grow.

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It's simple maths. Have more than 2 children (one to replace the mum, one to replace the dad), and the population grows. Globally, Muslims have the highest birth rate of all religious groups - 3.1 children per woman. LINK

All religions need children to brainwash. If they tried reasoning, they'd never grow.

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Guest: PA (83 days ago)

I think you mean fertility rate, not birth rate. It's not quite as simple as you seem to think. But yes, globally, Muslims are on the rise, and yet the actual rate of growth is on the decline, particularly in the USA for example. Meanwhile, "unaffiliated" in the USA seem to be expanding at a far greater rate than Muslims and will be a quarter of the US population by 2050 LINK

So I suppose different cultures or subcultures brainwash different beliefs, from secularism upwards, and importantly, those of us who have inherited culturally dominant belief sets from peers and relations (or 'brainwashed' as you like to call it) are seldom aware that we have done so. Generally, we are programmed to question (or reason with) the beliefs of others rather than our own, and Walt you're no exception to that.

It's amusing to read, because it wasn't so long ago that militant atheists were claiming the demise of religion was just around the corner, now we are in the age of information sharing. Looks like there's enough in that religion lark to keep it going for quite some time! I'm just hoping that with all these sanctimonious belief sets, the more tolerant and liberal forms will gradually increase, but with the 'democratic' revelations of 2016 I'm not so sure.

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I think you mean fertility rate, not birth rate. It's not quite as simple as you seem to think. But yes, globally, Muslims are on the rise, and yet the actual rate of growth is on the decline, particularly in the USA for example. Meanwhile, "unaffiliated" in the USA seem to be expanding at a far greater rate than Muslims and will be a quarter of the US population by 2050 LINK

So I suppose different cultures or subcultures brainwash different beliefs, from secularism upwards, and importantly, those of us who have inherited culturally dominant belief sets from peers and relations (or 'brainwashed' as you like to call it) are seldom aware that we have done so. Generally, we are programmed to question (or reason with) the beliefs of others rather than our own, and Walt you're no exception to that.

It's amusing to read, because it wasn't so long ago that militant atheists were claiming the demise of religion was just around the corner, now we are in the age of information sharing. Looks like there's enough in that religion lark to keep it going for quite some time! I'm just hoping that with all these sanctimonious belief sets, the more tolerant and liberal forms will gradually increase, but with the 'democratic' revelations of 2016 I'm not so sure.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (83 days ago)
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I'm not sure we are programmed to question the beliefs of others rather than our own. It seems to me we are programmed to accept without question the beliefs of our parents, particularly at a young age while our brains are still "wiring" up. As we build up a "world view", we compare new information to our world view. If it fits, there's no need to question it. If it doesn't, then it's questioned.

Atheists were claiming the demise of religion because the internet makes it easy to share information and check out nonsense. But as so often, reality doesn't follow obvious paths, which I guess is why it's so difficult to predict things of this nature with any reliability. How often have futurists been right? Almost never. The internet, and the tendency to mix with people with similar views, make it easy to live in tiny bubbles that appear huge.

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I'm not sure we are programmed to question the beliefs of others rather than our own. It seems to me we are programmed to accept without question the beliefs of our parents, particularly at a young age while our brains are still "wiring" up. As we build up a "world view", we compare new information to our world view. If it fits, there's no need to question it. If it doesn't, then it's questioned.

Atheists were claiming the demise of religion because the internet makes it easy to share information and check out nonsense. But as so often, reality doesn't follow obvious paths, which I guess is why it's so difficult to predict things of this nature with any reliability. How often have futurists been right? Almost never. The internet, and the tendency to mix with people with similar views, make it easy to live in tiny bubbles that appear huge.

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Guest: (84 days ago)

Tell that to the families of those that died last night in instanbul

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Tell that to the families of those that died last night in instanbul

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