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Contraception and Causality; r/K Selection and Population Growth

Tod’s recent post on contraception contained this thought-provoking segment: Another note of interest was this argument by Connell: “Birth control as it is now practised in the United States is bound to bring about a notable decline in our white population in the near future.” I think in may ways this comment deserves more consideration,…

Folk wisdom and the tyranny of the experts

[updated below] I’ve been thinking about birth a great deal lately. This is likely because birth in my family is just around the corner. Our second is due in July. In any case, all this birth-thinking and meeting with doctors and birthing experts and midwives and such has me pondering how we as a culture…