For those who think Obama's Science Czar, John Holdren, co-author of the 1977 controversial book "Ecoscience" was "just a kid" or was "naive" about his beliefs and has since grown and no longer holds the same ideology about population control....think again!
In his 2007 Presidential address at American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference, he opens his presentation quoting the "father of population control," Harrison Brown (1917-1986), author of "The Challenge of Man’s Future," 1954
Holdren’s hero was a “distinguished member” of the International Eugenics Society. And, lo and behold, Harrison Brown advocated the same population control-freak measures Holdren put forth in Ecoscience.
It's a PowerPoint Presentation (link in blue box on left to see it for yourself!)
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:37 AM on Jul. 16, 2009
"It is clear that the future course of history will be determined by the rates at which people breed and die, by the rapidity with which nonrenewable resources are consumed, by the extent and speed with which agricultural production can be improved, by the rate at which the under-developed areas can industrialize, by the rapidity with which we are able to develop new resources, as well as by the extent to which we succeed in avoiding future wars. All of these factors are interlocked."
Holdren's commentary on slide:
"My pre-occupation with the great problems at the intersection of science and technology with the human condition – and with the interconnectedness of these problems with each other – began when I read The Challenge of Man’s Future in high school. I later worked with Harrison Brown at Caltech."
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:42 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:47 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
What "entire thing" sweets? I'm not talking about Ecoscience! I talking about Holdren's MENTOR, Harrison Brown the "distinguished member" of the International Eugenics Society!!!!
Since you seem to know everything about politics, and who knows who, and what people REALLY meant to say more than 30, 40 or 50+ years ago (an amazing talent, I must say!), why don't you show me the LINK where Holdren states that he NO LONGER holds the ideology of population control?!
If you put your name on a book (ncluding acknowledgement to your wife and pals at Berkeley!), you OWN the contents!!!
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:56 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:08 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:58 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:02 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 11:03 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:17 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by georgia362 at 11:33 PM on Jul. 15, 2009