PlusCaChange wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:47 am
Doing the math I must correct myself, it would take 12 years for a pair of pigs to cover the earth's surface assuming 2.7 million pigs to the square mile. On the thirteenth year however they would be 10 deep. You could gain some time before the flood of pigs engulfed everything by storing them in the oceans, though I'm not sure how they would feel about that. Filling observable space with pigs would take a bit longer.
But you're "doing the math" on an entirely different subject - a totally different train of thought. By what you're saying, we could breed another twenty or fifty million more than we could possibly eat and slaughter them for posterities sake. After all, we're keeping the planet from being over run by pigs.
We're breeding them by the millions - bringing them into this world - it's not fair to say that we're controlling the overpopulation of pigs by eating them.
Take the abortion example you used: what if we created a medical facility where we made test tube babies by the millions and killed them? We couldn't really say that we're controlling the population explosion by doing that.