Jun 172009
 

From a comment on Tim Worstall’s piece in the Guardian:

…Prof. Guillebaud, emeritus professor of family planning and reproductive health at University College, London is arguing that sex is the primary cause of increasing populations…

No! Surely not…?

  2 Responses to “Capt. Obvious”

  1. I agree with many of your points, but…

    “I care nothing for what a potential ‘mate’ earns as long as he isn’t boring”

    This is one of those things women say, but don’t actually mean (BTW I have no trouble on either count, thanks).

    In practical terms, my experience indicates that a big pay disparity either-way puts serious pressure on fledgling relationships. Most, if not all, will fail in the medium term. Your argument appears to ignore this practicality.

    By the way, marrying Student Grant is not the same as marrying a decorator, because the student is a whole lot more likely to be earning six-figures in a ten year timeframe.

    Seperately…

    “the institutions that used to do that for unclaimed old folks – charities – have been co-opted by the state or, if they refused to add their biological and technological distinctiveness to the Borg, destroyed.”

    IMO, the demographic situation in Europe means that this will *have* to be fixed. And if I’m unfortunate enough to make it to the age where I have to rely on others, I’ll be one of millions in this country in the same boat. Not something any government is going to be able to ignore.

    Otherwise, I’m f***ed.

    AJ

  2. bugger – attached comment to the wrong post… sorry

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