[FoRK] SciAm on the possibility of Malthusian food shortages
sdw at lig.net
Wed Aug 27 09:20:22 PDT 2008
Jeff Bone wrote:
> On Aug 27, 2008, at 12:40 AM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> Jeff Bone wrote:
>>> Another data point...
>> Which does nothing to even suggest that Anti-Malthusians are right.
>> There is nothing in that article but comfort that we will continue to
>> solve our problems, and even lays out the obvious solutions we
>> already have on deck.
> Aren't those two sentences a contradiction?
Yep, flip the sense of the first one. It clearly gives the history of
success of Anti-Malthusians and suggest nothing that shows that they are
about to be wrong.
> I posted this only to support the following point: the meme is out
> there, being considered seriously.
Yes, a very old and usually present meme is still there, apparently
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