Malthus was more or less right - he just failed to predict a couple of game-changing technological developments in The West (principally, the use of energy slaves, and the Haber-Bosch process). Things don’t always adjust - we just got lucky. The other 70%+ of the planet are still firmly in Malthusian territory. If you want to see a textbook example of what happens when breeding rate outstrips food production, go to the Philippines or Bangladesh. And remember the planet IS finite. It has a certain carrying capacity and we’ve already exceeded it. The technological innovations that (presently) keep us alive are transient, stopgap measures that are already starting to fail.
All things considered, too few kids is better than too many.
That’s awesome. It’s like getting a kitten [/quote]
From what I read, the box is so well designed, that it has even lowered the cases of sudden infant death syndrome, plus, as this system has been in use for something like 50 years, it is considered a family heirloom and inherited with the respect it deserves.
Here, it’s Finland (do they need/accept immigrants?):