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People should stop trying to cure aids and cancer. The world is already over populated as is, we need more dying people. amirite?

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Maybe there isn't a cure to all these diseases and it's nature's way of trying to curb overpopulation...? But they definitely shouldn't STOP looking for cures.

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Luci Luci


What a trooolll.

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NeonSparklie NeonSparklie

To everyone who votes YYA seriously: So, if you or a loved one got cancer tomorrow you would say "Well, this is actually a good thing. There are too many people in this world anyway

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In response to “To everyone who votes YYA seriously: So, if...

Obviously no one is going to say that. But it is, in the larger perspective of the current pandemic, a heartbreaking truth.

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deeviant deeviant

No, it's not trolling. It's a very sad, very unfortunate truth of a world where the population increases by 2.4 people every second. No, that's not 2.4 births, it's 2.4 extra people every single second. That's 207360 new people added to the worlds population every day.

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deeviant deeviant

I guarantee, if you had cancer/aids you would change your view very fast.

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Nigglet Nigglet

Maybe there isn't a cure to all these diseases and it's nature's way of trying to curb overpopulation...? But they definitely shouldn't STOP looking for cures.

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Luci Luci

A lot of the time the person with aids or cancer are young children. You're glad they are going to die?

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makenapearl makenapearl

The world is not overpopulated. Each and every family in the world can live in a house with a yard in the state of Texas.

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DanielJames DanielJames

In response to “The world is not overpopulated. Each and...

What absolute crap.

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deeviant deeviant

In response to “What absolute crap.

Do the math.

According to the U.N. Population Database, the world's population in 2010 will be 6,908,688,000. The landmass of Texas is 268,820 sq mi (7,494,271,488,000 sq ft).

So, divide 7,494,271,488,000 sq ft by 6,908,688,000 people, and you get 1084.76 sq ft/person. That's approximately a 33' x 33' plot of land for every person on the planet, enough space for a town house.

Given an average four person family, every family would have a 66' x 66' plot of land, which would comfortably provide a single family home and yard -- and all of them fit on a landmass the size of Texas

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DanielJames DanielJames

In response to “Do the math. According to the U.N...

That must be the most oversimplified view on this debate I have ever seen.

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Luffy Luffy

In response to “That must be the most oversimplified view on...

The point is there is plenty of room for people to live. It has also been proven that there is enough food and resources for people to live.

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DanielJames DanielJames

In response to “The point is there is plenty of room for...

Enough resources with the way people are currently using them? Really?

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deeviant deeviant

In response to “Enough resources with the way people are...

Yes, because technology will slowly change the way we live so we no longer rely on non-renewable resources.

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DanielJames DanielJames

In response to “Yes, because technology will slowly change...

Emphasis on slowly. At the rate the planet is being drained and abused, do we really have enough time for "slowly"?

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deeviant deeviant

In response to “Emphasis on slowly. At the rate the planet is...

The Earth's resources are not being used up quickly. Renewable resources will replace non-renewable resources long before the resource pool becomes an actual problem.

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DanielJames DanielJames

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Jeez. What the hell do you base that on?! Are you locked up in some hole where you have no access to world news?!

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In the 1970s, it was claimed that America would run out of oil in the next 10 to 20 years, yet since the 1950’s reserves of oil have increased by over 700 percent. Discoveries of new oil deposits, as well as better extraction technologies, have played a major role in our ability to meet our present and future demands.

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DanielJames DanielJames

There are more people alive now than have died ever. Does this mean the world's overpopulated? Who knows? Maybe we should concentrate on bettering the lives of the people alive already by preventing the spread of AIDS, cancelling third world debt, that sort of thing.

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thinkfathomless thinkfathomless

In response to “There are more people alive now than have...

The notion that they are more people alive than dead is a myth.

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DanielJames DanielJames

I have always said this. These diseases happen for a reason.

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Besides, the "cure" for cancer is never gonna happen. They will find better treatments and increase the amount of survivors, but to find a cure for cancer, as sad as it is, would be a huge loss to governments. Think of all the people that have spent their lives devoted to the cause, they would be out of work. Te government would loose millions in taxes from all the equipment bought to treat cancer. And that's just Canada, where there is healthcare to take care of you. Imagine in America where you have to pay for yourself. The government would literally loose millions upon millions of dollars. I know your all gonna hate me an tell me how insensitive I am, but it's the cold hard truth.

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Kluklayu Kluklayu

In response to “Besides, the "cure" for cancer is...

What absolutely horrible reasoning.

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deeviant deeviant

In response to “What absolutely horrible reasoning.

Can you disprove it?

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Kluklayu Kluklayu

In response to “Can you disprove it?

I'm not arguing its validility, I'm just saying that losing money is a terrible reason to not find a cure for diseases.

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deeviant deeviant

In response to “I'm not arguing its validility, I'm just...

It is, but its an actuality, especially in the recent recession

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Kluklayu Kluklayu

In response to “I'm not arguing its validility, I'm just...

It's all that most people tend to care about, as far as I can tell.

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Yeah, because we're totally not cutting down trees to build those houses...

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12 Year Old

this is very insensitive to people whose loved ones have died due to these diseases: and you should read A Christmas Carol sometime, because you definitely sound like Scrooge.

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I half agree with this. The world is very overpopulated and no matter how harsh this sounds sometimes we just have to let people die. Bad things happen and that's just life. If someone did cure cancer a lot of things would go wrong. My friend Alexis died of cancer and I miss her to death but that's just how things gotta be sometime.

But the way OP put this is really insensitive :/

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Jacketta Jacketta

Dude, you sound just like the governnment, always trying to make things sound good. You don't realize how much of the world is unlivable, and also how big families are.

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What exactly do you mean by "unlivable?" And, what? The average household has ~4 people in it, like I said.

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DanielJames DanielJames

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Land in the middle of Australia is unlivable. Is assume it's the same in any other desert environment. A large proportion of the earth is just not suitable for sustaining human life. And no amount of technology will change that immune near future.

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cazhaztoez cazhaztoez

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All land is livable. If necessary, we could convert any area of land into a suitable place to live.

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DanielJames DanielJames

I actually agree with this. Although it is horrible when a loved one is diagnosed with AIDS, Cancer, or anything else like it, we cannot currently do anything about it. Yes, the world in the state it is in, is overpopulated. And I absolutly despise the fact that we are not letting natural selection run it's course. We are allowing people who don't know their armpit from their **** to live their lives where they truely have no significance in this world. They spend their lives stuck in a town or city where their "carrer" consists of working at gas stations or some other petty job that could actually be done by a monkey (cliche example, I'm sorry). We are endangering our future generations by letting these people procreate and sullying the human gene pool. So if you can't keep your legs closed, then enjoy your life while you still have it. As for cancer, there is nothing we can truly do about it. All we can do is further our research and hope for the best.

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This is extremely offensive and I pray you're doing this as a troll. If not there is something seriously wrong with you. My 6 year old sister was diagnosed with brain cancer 3 months ago and if you don't want kids like her to get the chance to live, you need to get a heart.

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chickensarecool01 chickensarecool01

People are always dying. What we need is more people using condoms or just having the self-control to nothave ****.

Or, end artificial insemination and surogate mothers. Then there would be fewer people and mroe kids would get adopted.

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fangirl12 fangirl12

Lets face it. The world is getting overpopulated . Have you seen 16 and pregnant?? People these days are having **** and getting pregnant like there is no tomorrow. And people think "Oh we wont run out of food or reasources or all that good stuff we got technology and stuff!!!" Well let me put it to you. Some day all those reasources and food WILL run out. The world IS getting overpopulated way too fast and your trying to put it off as technology will save everything. Which it wont and cant. The world will have to end someday and with the people on it if there is not going to be a change.Such as using protection saving reasources , not relying on technology as much. The goverment cant protect you all the time from the truth that lies before you.

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Rat's Ass

The reply button isn't working for some reason, but this is directed at "Rat's ****" above.

1. Population growth is actually slowing, not increasing. The world population is expected to peak at around 8 billion and than start to decline.

2. Food is essentially an endless resource. The problem of hunger exists because people do not have access to food, not because we do not have food.

3. New technology will allow us to convert from non-renewable energy sources to renewable.

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DanielJames DanielJames

Well said man, but you can't base your statement entirely on space.

Natural resources, even air, are being used up completely by our huge population. Soon we Earth won't be able to sustain us, so even if there's enough space, we're killing the Earth and ourselves anyways.

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Sillik Sillik

In response to “Well said man, but you can't base your...

psh. Ourselves, sure, but have you seen how much crap the earth has gone through? Meteors, earthquakes, droughts, floods, volcanos, wars, tsunamis, hurricanes, countless extinctions- Plastic bags and some bad air isn't going to kill it.

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fangirl12 fangirl12

Maybe we could kill you first.

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JAYwalker JAYwalker

Best solution to this: IQ test before breeding. People who just aren't smart enough to know that over population is a problem should just not pass on their genes.

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I think people would be on OP's back less if they didn't say CANCER.

The world is on a steady slope to becoming overpopulated and we're just about plateauing. However, this happens with animals too; when there are too many animals of one species, several begin to die out because there is not enough food to support them.
This is a natural process, though. In other words, it is a, "survival of the fittest" process.

Saying, 'let's not cure aids and cancer" is plain ignorant and ruthless. What if someone is diagnosed with cancer, but they have the potential to solve poverty? What if the cancer that killed them is the reason that we still have poverty today? Do you still believe that a few lives here and there count for nothing because of the "bigger picture"?

Don't disregard lives as if they are not all important, because they are. You do not know who the next Alexander Fleming, Charles Best, or Albert Einstein will be, it could be someone with aids or cancer.

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NeonSparklie NeonSparklie

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