Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Evolution & Intelligent Design

Previous posts on Evolution and Intelligent design in order of appearance:

A Reducibly Complex Mousetrap
Evolution vs. Creationism
Evolution Pespective
Schönborn Clarifies
Where Evolution Can't Go
Random Yet Designed
"Darwinist" Dangers
Two Poles of Evolution Debate
The Creature on the Heath
Evolution, Speciation and Nominalism
Intelligent Design Over-reaches
Intelligent Design: The Illusive Step
Finding the Designer
Finding God
Why I Don't Believe in a Young Earth

The problem with this linking approach is that I often failed to have the patience to update it with links. See the "evolution" tag for subsequent posts on the topic, though unfortunately it displays them from newest to oldest:

All Tagged Evolution Posts

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Population and Ideology

This has been my pet topic, and the overall purpose for this blog. With the advent of universally available birth control, child bearing is essentially "optional" which (as a number of demographers are just beginning to point out) means that the main drivers of fertility in the coming decades will be not economics and food supply but faith and ideology. The people who have lots of children will (in general) be those who want lots of children, and the people with few with be those who want few.

Starting from inception and moving forward, here are the posts of the Population & Ideology meta thread:

Kick Off
Abortion: Un-natural Selection
It's the Marginal Cases, Stupid
Population & Ideology
What's the big deal?
Your child's disabled?
Ratzinger on the End of Europe
The Land of the Wolves
The Roe Effect, Redux
Where Three Or More Are Born...
The Killing Fields
If Roe Falls
Reading Greeley
Living Too Long to Believe
Making Babies for France
Passing on the Faith
Chastity and Contraception
Catholic Population Trends
Marriage Demographics & Fertility
The "Childfree" Lifestyle