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    I've got a social though experiment for you:

    Imagine if humanity was suddenly, miraculously, divided into two halves evenly distributed throughout each of the world's countries and through class and race. One half remains exactly the same as they have always been. The other gains an innate, natural ability that means a woman can only become pregnant when both the male and female consciously want to have a baby. In other words the new half will never need to use contraception and will only have children when they plan to. There would be no accidental babies. The two halves are now seperate species and can not interbreed successfully.

    The question is which new species would be more successful? In 100, 1,000 or a million years? Would one outlast the other? Is the new ability a bonus or negative for the species as a whole?
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    Interesting

    But the simple answer is that the ones who dont need a conscious desire to have a baby will have a bigger population.

    Morally, the new ability would be great, however biologically it would be a negative.
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    (Original post by kunoichi)
    Interesting

    But the simple answer is that the ones who dont need a conscious desire to have a baby will have a bigger population.

    Morally, the new ability would be great, however biologically it would be a negative.
    On the other hand, this would mean the ones with the conscious desire would be putting less of a strain on their resources, so would be more sustainable, in theory
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    On the other hand, this would mean the ones with the conscious desire would be putting less of a strain on their resources, so would be more sustainable, in theory
    Very true

    I think it would be much better if humans had this ability, we wouldnt have any unwanted pregnancies, it would possibly strengthen relationships and maybe improve parenthood, and also be a good way of reducing massive population increase.
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    On the other hand, this would mean the ones with the conscious desire would be putting less of a strain on their resources, so would be more sustainable, in theory
    Is that what Commander Shepherd told you?
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    (Original post by rcummins1)
    Is that what Commander Shepherd told you?
    I cannot think of a suitable quote to reply to this with
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    (Original post by kunoichi)
    Very true

    I think it would be much better if humans had this ability, we wouldnt have any unwanted pregnancies, it would possibly strengthen relationships and maybe improve parenthood, and also be a good way of reducing massive population increase.

    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    On the other hand, this would mean the ones with the conscious desire would be putting less of a strain on their resources, so would be more sustainable, in theory
    Don't forget the two groups would still interact. Do you think the new species would slowly become more economically and socially higher? Even if their numbers were not higher?
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    Don't forget the two groups would still interact. Do you think the new species would slowly become more economically and socially higher? Even if their numbers were not higher?
    Oh, I didn't realise they'd still interact. I think they'd have a more stable society/economy, but with a smaller population, their economy would probably be slower growing
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    Oh, I didn't realise they'd still interact. I think they'd have a more stable society/economy, but with a smaller population, their economy would probably be slower growing
    I meant in the original post that the change in species is sudden and random so the split is across countries, social and economical groups. Would the new species slowly move up the social ladder as they would be able to provide for their children better.
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    I meant in the original post that the change in species is sudden and random so the split is across countries, social and economical groups. Would the new species slowly move up the social ladder as they would be able to provide for their children better.
    Ah, I see

    To a degree, I think that would be the case. But at the same time, you can consciously want a baby without necessarily being in an economically viable place for having one
 
 
 
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