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Why Does It Appear That The Human Population Does Not Follow The Logistic Growth Curve That Most Other Populations Or Organisms Follow? In Your Opinion, What Is The Best Way To Deal With Human Population Growth?

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Ebony Nash Profile
Ebony Nash answered
The human population does not follow the logistic growth curve that most other organisms follow because humans have a level of intelligence that other creatures lack. Other organisms have shorter life spans, and a fraction of the intelligence of humans. Some organisms die shortly after giving birth by design. Humans die too, years, maybe decades after giving birth, the point is that life is one big recycling process.

Through our ingenuity we have arranged not to drown in our own waste, not to run out of food, and not to live in close proximity to any predators; we are at the top of the food chain. As a consequence, the controls usually present for maintaining populations of organisms within limits are gone for humans.

In my opinion, the best way to deal with human population growth would be through education and developing the human understanding of contraception. Most African countries have a problem in population control as they do not have the means to access them. It could be argued that the governments of these countries are to blame through alleged corruption involving the misappropriation of charitable funds. To combat this something needs to happen on a large scale within these countries. It is pure folly to believe that things will simply ‘right themselves’; action with education is what is required to slow down population growth in some Third World countries.

As we are intelligent beings we shouldn't allow ourselves to be told that we have to stop reproducing, but we should understand the potential consequences of our actions.
Oddman Profile
Oddman answered
In our cleverness, we have arranged not to drown in our own waste (yet), not to run out of food (yet), and not to have any significant predators. As a consequence, the controls usually present for maintaining populations of organisms within limits are not present (yet) for humans.

I personally believe the best way to deal with human population growth is through education and social controls on family size. There are troubles with that. The biggest one, perhaps, is that the folks least susceptible to social controls are usually the very folks you don't want having more kids.

Sacrificing virgins works, too.
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Anonymous answered
Government should take actions on population.They should provide equal jobs in villages and cities so that the people from villages will not come to cities for jobs.In this way the Population will be balanced in both cities and villages.

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