Sunday, August 29, 2004

Chicken Little refuted

Paul Ehrlich's The Population Bomb, the 1968 best-seller, has determined UN and much of US policy for nearly 40 years and counting.

Those wacky pro-lifers have been arguing against Ehrlich's discredited Malthusian predictions for years.

Now comes the International Herald Tribune with a story from the New York Times: 'Population bomb' is a dud. It's handy list of all the reasons that pro-lifers gave for not believing Ehrlich's predictions. Give credit where credit is due. It may take a while to crack the iron presuppositions of the Gray Lady, but every so often a gap appears.

Any chance of Ehrlich saying, "Oops"? I didn't think so.

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