Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Evolution in Action

In The Atlantic is an article by Sophia Gilbert entitled "Why Women Aren't Having Children," purporting to challenge the belief that not having children is selfish. She writes:
Not having children isn’t selfish. Not having children is a perfectly rational and reasonable response given that humans are essentially parasites on the face of a perfectly lovely and well-balanced planet, ploughing through its natural resources, eradicating its endangered species, and ruining its most wonderful landscapes. This might sound misanthropic, and it is, but it is also true.
Of course, one would be happy to let such people breed themselves out of existence if it weren't for the annoying fact that they still insist on dictating life to the rest of us, and leach off the labors of the children of others. But, I guess it proves Gilbert's point that she, and those she writes about in the article, are nothing more than parasites.

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