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I'm Horny (or rather, a Cornucopian)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:25 pm    Post subject: I'm Horny (or rather, a Cornucopian) Reply with quote

I don't know if this belongs in Turns of Phrase or here, but I finally found a phrase that describes....well, me! It's the opposite of almost everyone that I argue with on the Internet...the post-scarcity types, the Crypto-Maltusians, the Anthropomorphic Global Warmers.

Call me a Cornucopian!

A cornucopian is someone who believes that continued progress and provision of material items for mankind can be met by advances in technology. Fundamentally there is enough matter and energy on the Earth to provide plenty for the estimated peak population of about 9 billion in 2050. However, this must also mean that there is enough for the current world population but starvation and fuel poverty have not been eradicated, suggesting that the problem is not a lack of resources but the distribution of said resources by the current economic and political system. Looking further into the future the abundance of matter and energy in space would appear to give humanity almost unlimited room for growth.
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