There’s a feature in today’s Ottawa Citizen about a doctor who is celebrating his 25,000th vasectomy. (Called “The vasectomy king,” for some reason I can’t find it online).
Here’s the quote I found interesting. The doctor says:
If men had to bear kids, we wouldn’t have a population explosion.”
To this I would say, um, we don’t have a population explosion, my friend. We have very low birth rates. Nothing exploding here.
Interesting how old “truths” die hard.
Tanya adds: Old truths die hard because Al Gore is walking up and down Pennsylvania Avenue wearing a sandwich board. On the front, it says “the end is near!” On the back is a graph which has no basis in reality showing that the population of the world will grow to over than 10 billion by the year 2050.
Oh, make that 9 billion. (I guess even he couldn’t sell his original figure of 10 billion).