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Paul Ehrlich, of 'Population Bomb' infamy, now predicts we will be eating our dead
American Thinker ^ | 5-24-14 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 05/25/2014 1:52:49 PM PDT by ReformationFan

After making a small fortune out of being wrong over predictions of doom because of overpopulation, Stanford University Professor Paul Ehrlich is embracing the lunatic fringe of environmentalism, perhaps noting that Al Gore has made a large fortune out of another wacko doomsday cult. Sean Long of Newsbusters reports:

Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist famous for his widely debunked book “The Population Bomb,” doubled down on his climate change and overpopulation fear-mongering with HuffPost Live on May 21.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cannibalism; ehrlich; paulehrlich; paulerlich; populationcontrol; thomaslifson

1 posted on 05/25/2014 1:52:49 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

It doesn’t matter how wrong and it doesn’t matter how often. They keep coming back for more. Bless their hearts.


2 posted on 05/25/2014 1:54:22 PM PDT by hometoroost
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To: ReformationFan

Stanford certainly must be scraping the bottom of the academic barrel if they are still paying this old fraud for his baloney. Alums must be so proud that one of the 20th century’s biggest hoaxers is on that faculty.


3 posted on 05/25/2014 1:56:52 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ReformationFan

Hopefully worms will be eating Paul soon.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 1:57:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: ReformationFan

It’s all part of the ‘green’ movement—Soylent Green that is.


5 posted on 05/25/2014 1:58:57 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: ReformationFan

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just received an e-mail that claims that “if the Greenland glaciers would melt, …, entirely, then all of New York and Los Angeles and Jacksonville and Miami would be gone.” And this is a reason to STOP global warming?

As Barry Goldwater once said, the best thing to happen to this country would be to saw off the eastern seaboard, float it out into the Atlantic and sink it. Living in the Jacksonville area of Florida, I don’t lump it, nor Savannah nor Charleston and the area south of about Norfolk with the area that Goldwater meant but think what a boon it would be for the country to have the coastal one hundred mile strip from Washington to Boston suddenly under water. In one fell swoop we’d be rid of Andrew Cuomo, Bill DiBlasio, the remainder of the Kennedys, Billary, The New York Times, Washington Post, Chuckles Schumer, Sheldon Whitehouse, Deval Patrick, Jack Reed, etc. Then turning to the West Coast, if they could throw in San Francisco & Seattle, we’d be rid of Dianne Feinstein, Bill Gates, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Maxine Waters and the list could go on.

YES!!!!!! YES!!!!!! YES!!!!!! Let’s go Global Warming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 05/25/2014 1:59:23 PM PDT by crazylibertarian (The things you do in your todays are your legacy for all of your tomorrows.)
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To: ReformationFan

7 posted on 05/25/2014 1:59:29 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: ReformationFan

Wait a minute. I thought the dead were going to eat the living. Isn’t that what the zombie craze is telling us?


8 posted on 05/25/2014 2:11:43 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: RightGeek

where’s Manbearpig with his glowbull warming?


9 posted on 05/25/2014 2:20:18 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ReformationFan

Hey Ehrlich! Eat me!!


10 posted on 05/25/2014 2:22:23 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: hometoroost

Our problem isn’t with Ehrlich. It’s with who buys his books.


11 posted on 05/25/2014 2:24:39 PM PDT by Misterioso (God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive. — Ayn Rand)
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To: ReformationFan

Medium rare please...but first, can we start with a Bloomin’ Onion?


12 posted on 05/25/2014 2:25:48 PM PDT by moovova
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To: ReformationFan

13 posted on 05/25/2014 2:27:54 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: ReformationFan

Planned Parenthood with a drive-thru window??


14 posted on 05/25/2014 2:29:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ReformationFan

Nature will not let overpopulation happen. Disease, human nature, and natural disasters will handle that quite effectively. Disasters are part of the process just like hurricanes are part of the natural process of coral reef development. The destruction allows for not just population control, but also ensures natures, or god’s, best design to succeed. Nature is always testing its creatures survival. Every living system on this planet is subject to natural cyclical destruction. Its the reason we don’t have dinosaurs walking around. Things may get out of wack on a small scale but eventually that hurricane comes to create room for new life or space for the efficient to continue its life cycle.

In a way, viruses do the same. They are the great genetic playground where DNS is passed, swapped, and traded like toys. Again we see nature, or god, in action. Those that survive devastating viral infections are deemed worthy of survival. There is a set of rules at play, in this game, that puny little humans cannot begin to understand or comprehend. Like the Bible says about the nature of God, man cannot understand. The actions of viruses is dictated by an all knowing, endless set of mathematics that always plays for balance, which is why I hate genetic manipulation so much. It is essentially breaking the rules and we lack that cosmic knowledge and foresight to see the possible ramifications of playing god, or mother nature. We see things on such a tiny scale, whether looking at the past and present. God, or nature, looks both ways into infinity. That is what makes predictions like this so laughable. These predictions, like that of climate research, use data sets that are tiny enough to be deemed insignificant and unreliable. That is why they are typically wrong. Nobody knows what is around the corner but God and or nature.


15 posted on 05/25/2014 2:35:24 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: ReformationFan
Anybody of age during the late sixties remembers the big noise (or big stink) made by Ehrlich's book. He was seen on many talk shows. Many "experts" said his predictions were inevitable. His wasn't the only book predicting disaster.

I remember seeing Ehrlich on the Tonight Show. He had the look in his eyes of a fanatic. But he fooled many people. And got rich doing so.

16 posted on 05/25/2014 2:52:55 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: GeronL

Has ther been a thorough DNA investigation of the Gosnell kitchen? I have grave suspicions.


17 posted on 05/25/2014 2:54:01 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Eww


18 posted on 05/25/2014 2:58:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ReformationFan
Why post this bookended article by Lifson?

Go read the original at Newsbusters

19 posted on 05/25/2014 3:00:09 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: ReformationFan

Paul Ehrlich; Coming soon to a restaurant near you!

Paul Ehrlich; It’s what’s for dinner.

Paul Ehrlich; The other white meat.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 3:03:35 PM PDT by upsdriver (Palin/West '16)
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To: ReformationFan

Oh, NO! Paul!! What’ll we do? You are so screwed up! Quit projecting your black hole of a worldview onto us please.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 3:17:22 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

“Wait a minute. I thought the dead were going to eat the living. “

According to Ehrlich’s predictions, we have all been dead since the 1980’s. Bon appetite, Zombies.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 3:25:38 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: driftless2

We all remember that clown from ‘69.

Scared everyone right up to Nixon and helped spawn the Watermelon movement (er, “environmentalism”).

And lets not forget abortion. One of the arguments for that monstrosity was “overpopulation”.

So he has the blood of 55 milllion butchered babies on his hands.

But this time hes not facing a credulous, beaming idiot population like he was then. Its two generations later, 100 million more people in the country, and everything he said turned out to be crap.

Hes nothing but a cretinous crackpot, a laughingstock who has worms for brains.

But look at the damage he and people like Denis Hayes did.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 3:26:53 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: ReformationFan

The elite, of course, will have the prime cuts of the human corpse. In the spirit of Jonathan Swift, they will pay top dollar for fetal humans and make sure there is a steady supply of them.

24 posted on 05/25/2014 3:48:07 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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25 posted on 05/25/2014 3:55:06 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: drunknsage

“Disasters are part of the process just like hurricanes are part of the natural process of coral reef development. The destruction allows for not just population control, but also ensures natures, or god’s, best design to succeed. Nature is always testing its creatures survival. Every living system on this planet is subject to natural cyclical destruction. Its the reason we don’t have dinosaurs walking around. Things may get out of wack on a small scale but eventually that hurricane comes to create room for new life or space for the efficient to continue its life cycle.

from wiki “Fire Ecology”

Campaigns in the United States have historically molded public opinion to believe that wildfires are always harmful to nature. This view is based on the outdated belief that ecosystems progress toward an equilibrium and that any disturbance, such as fire, disrupts the harmony of nature. More recent ecological research has shown, however, that fire is an integral component in the function and biodiversity of many natural habitats, and that the organisms within these communities have adapted to withstand, and even to exploit, natural wildfire. More generally, fire is now regarded as a ‘natural disturbance’, similar to flooding, wind-storms, and landslides, that has driven the evolution of species and controls the characteristics of ecosystems.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_ecology

I have seen predictions of very dire outcomes from Petroleum spills at sea Alaska, California) yet they have proved that Mother Nature heals the planet quite quickly and thoroughly, and life goes on.

Apparently in the case of forest and prairie fires, there are new life forms getting started, before the cinders of the fire are cool.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 4:16:37 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: wildbill
"It’s all part of the ‘green’ movement—Soylent Green that is."


27 posted on 05/25/2014 4:20:33 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ReformationFan

Why does anyone take Ehrlich seriously?


28 posted on 05/25/2014 4:42:28 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ReformationFan
I will enjoy having Mr. Erlich fir dinner. Perhaps with a fine Chianti. —Hannibal Lechter.
29 posted on 05/25/2014 5:05:25 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: ReformationFan

I wonder what Ehrlich’s last will and testament reads like. Did he request that his family grill or barbecue his remains instead of the traditional burial or cremation? I think I’ll pass if the Ehrlich family holds a “special” dinner in his memory.


30 posted on 05/25/2014 5:11:08 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: ReformationFan

I thought we were already eating our dead. I seem to remember reading a story or two in the past 20 years about Mafia getting rid of bodies at the hamburger grinder in Chicago. Never saw a recall for that so I must assume we have been eating our own for quite awhile.


31 posted on 05/25/2014 6:23:18 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist famous for his widely debunked book “The Population Bomb,” doubled down on his climate change and overpopulation fear-mongering with HuffPost Live on May 21.

Thanks ReformationFan.


32 posted on 05/27/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ReformationFan

Seems it’s not a problem being totally wrong if you’re a liberal. If a conservative had been this wrong on a major issue he’d be a laughing stock. But a liberal? Nope, he’s still seen as ‘brilliant’...


33 posted on 05/27/2014 8:31:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (>The Mainstream Ministry of Information does not stand for liberty. Freeper Gene Eric)
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To: GOPJ

That’s because liberalism is more than a political philosophy. It’s a religious cult and to its practitioners no liberal can do any wrong. For example, take a look at how the feminists overlooked Bill Clinton’s atrocious behavior with and toward women. It’s because he’s their guy.


34 posted on 05/27/2014 9:09:09 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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...liberalism is more than a political philosophy. It’s a religious cult and to its practitioners no liberal can do any wrong. For example, take a look at how the feminists overlooked Bill Clinton’s atrocious behavior with and toward women. It’s because he’s their guy.

You're right on this - and it wasn't just nutty 'feminists' - it was also the liberal press. Men who pretended to be 'oh so sensitive' to women. Turned out they were only sensitive to liberal elite women ... Lots of sickos on the left.

35 posted on 05/28/2014 3:26:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (>The Mainstream Ministry of Information does not stand for liberty. Freeper Gene Eric)
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