Started by Baruch, November 28, 2017, 07:38:27 PM
Quote from: Gilgamesh on November 29, 2017, 04:46:07 PMAnti-natalism is only logical. Look at how many children already exist in this world who need parents. Why create more.It's just tons of people have this weird imperative to spawn their own children - to continue their own bloodline. I'm wondering if this imperative is biological and I'm just defunct, because almost everyone who I've talked to about this has it, while I never did. Rather, I'm chiefly concerned with creating good, reasonable people - which I'm convinced has more to do with nurture than nature. The obsession with creating a person who looks like oneself makes no sense to me.
Quote from: Baruch on November 29, 2017, 06:59:55 PMThere are people who aren't supposed to have sex. There are people who aren't supposed to marry. There are people who aren't supposed to parent. I am not sure myself where I fall. But I didn't have a child to propagate a blood-line. Most children happen because of lust of the adults, an unplanned side effect. My wife and I planned it, as a controlled experiment. Blood-lines are important for old money ... like European aristocracy. Don't know any such people personally. Being a good teacher is a good thing ... see the movie, Goodbye, Mr Chips.
Quote from: Cavebear on December 23, 2017, 02:48:53 PMWithout making this a moral question, aren't 7.5 billion of us enough?
Quote from: Baruch on December 24, 2017, 01:19:50 AMGenerally speaking, yes.
Quote from: Cavebear on December 26, 2017, 06:33:56 AMGood. So let's have everyone stop screwing around for a few years...
Quote from: Baruch on December 26, 2017, 09:01:54 AMThat would trigger all the randy college kids, so can't be done!