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Why America might pull through the demographic collapse

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At MercatorNet:

From antiquity, he notes, a symptom of a civilization’s decline has been the destruction of children:

Macedonian poet Poseidippus of Pella wrote: “Even a rich man always exposes a daughter.” A 200 BCE survey of seventy-nine families in Miletus, an ancient Greek colony on the Western Turkish coast, show a combined total of 188 sons but only 28 daughters.

One Greek author, Polybius, suggested as a last resort “passing laws for the preservation of infants.” But most Greek colonies were finished already.

Rational self-interest would dictate raising enough girls to keep the population going, but clearly that didn’t prevail.

Notice that the selfish gene and group selection didn’t prevail either. Is there some way school boards can get their money back from the Darwin lobby?

See also: Why Islam is in as much trouble as the West, despite the hype

It is mainly religious people who raise children, and more women in America are religious.

notes on infanticide:
Early Christian Opposition to Infanticide Excerpt: "Infanticide was common in all well studied ancient cultures, including those of ancient Greece, Rome, India, China, and Japan.",,, From its earliest creeds, Christians "absolutely prohibited" infanticide as "murder." Stark, op. cit., page 124. To Christians, the infant had value. Whereas pagans placed no value on infant life, Christians treated them as human beings. They viewed infanticide as the murder of a human being, not a convenient tool to rid society of excess females and perceived weaklings. The baby, whether male, female, perfect, or imperfect, was created in the image of God and therefore had value. http://christiancadre.org/member_contrib/cp_infanticide.html The body count for abortion is over 50 million now in America since it was legalized, by judicial fiat not by public decree, in 1973: "180" Movie - Hitler, Holocaust, Abortion - Award winning documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2KsU_dhwI Born Alive – Abortion Survivor Gianna Jessen http://www.faithandfacts.com/abortion/born-alive-abortion-survivor-gianna-jessen/ O Holy night by Celtic Woman - “And the soul felt it's worth.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5MpQsLJvOw
OT: The Real Frankenstein: Giovanni Aldini - IDTheFuture podcast http://www.idthefuture.com/2011/10/the_real_frankenstein_giovanni_3.html Description: On this special Halloween edition of ID the Future, John West shares the inspiration for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. bornagain77

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