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The Question (ID Number 54)...

    After reading THE STORY OF B, I understand that we can stop population growth in its tracks by putting a cap on food production, but as a practical matter, how would you do that? Wouldn't this be just as intrusive and difficult as global enforcement of birth control?

    ...and the response:

    The problem with birth control is NOT that it is "intrusive and difficult" but rather that it doesn't work. I have no program to propose regarding control of food production. I'm bringing forward facts to be dealt with. I'm like Einstein coming forward with his famous equation---and you (and many others who ask the same question) are like people responding with, "Yes, but how do you propose to build an atomic bomb?" Einstein wasn't an engineer---and neither am I. My task is to put the facts before the public---is to persuade the public that they ARE facts. (Just as it was Einstein's task to persuade the public that energy really IS equal to mass times the speed of light squared.)


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