America is NOT overpopulated. The problem is that we treat the population like Calhoun treated his rats. Hopefully it will end better for us than the rats.
Role Playing – A Blast From The Past From Jan 2013
The other day I found myself reading this study about overpopulation. Well, the study was supposedly about overpopulation, at least. I’m talking about Calhoun’s study on rats in a cage, rats who were supplied with every possible resource and yet, supposedly, when the population went above a certain density, found themselves exhibiting various pathologies, some of which will sound eerily familiar: a period of oversexuality leads rapidly to a period where the rats can’t connect with each other for sex or anything else. There’s cannibalism, violence, apathy and a general falling apart of rat society. Population falls precipitously. Those rats that are left behind are too… socially inept to rebuild.
I can’t remember how I got to the study. I was sure it was through Instapundit, but a quick search doesn’t show me the link. Perhaps I’m missing…
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