As we develop more and more advances in the medical field, more people are having their lives saved.
We have vaccines, antibiotics, surgery, and many other procedures that have saved millions of lives. Human average life span is increasing. All these things are good.
This has also been responsible for the population explosion.
At present, our population doubles every 35 years. This type of growth can have catastrophic impact on our Earth's ecosystem if not brought under control soon.
Let's say for instance if this 35-year population doubling were to have its start with the creation of Adam and Eve what would this mean mathematically.
A&E(2)(4)(8)(16)(32)(64) so in just 5, 35 year periods or 175 years the population is 64. Use a simple calculator, press 2, and raise it to the power of 5 you get 64 so it is a simple calculation to do on your calculator.
Now lets use our calculator and have a little eye opening fun.
Raise 2 to the power of 40 and we have a number over a 1 trillion. 40 x 35 = 1400. So in just 1400 years from Adam and Eve if the current 35 year doubling prevailed the population would be over 1,000,000,000,000 (1 trillion).
What would 6000 of this type of doubling amount to well that would be more than 2 to the 171 power or 1,993,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
My point is that as we continue to develop cures for illnesses we will be forced to control the amount of children that can be born. Sooner or latter this will have to happen.
There are other factors in keeping population down. I saw something about Euro populations are not producing fast enough to maintain current numbers but are in fact shrinking. If I can remember, Italy and France are in the most trouble. And AIDS and War is taking African populations down, some say to the point that Africa will be vulnerable to another round of colonization.
Just a thought