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GUYS AND GIRLS. WHAT WILL YOU DO IF YOUR PARTNER ASK YOU TO GET A CASTRATION ?
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Genuinely confused since my boyfriend and I can't reproduce anyway. or at least, not in any capacity where castration would make a difference.
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I don't know to be honest.
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You with the wrong partner if they're asking you to castrate yourself, just ask John Bobbitt.
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Not Cool.
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xxJing wrote:

Also while this is old, it's pretty similar to what I've seen in multiple geography books.

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What this essentially means is that there is no population growth problem for first world countries. In fact there is actually a bit of a population decline in first world countries. Educated well off people generally do not have that many children. Rarely more than 2, and it's been stated that 2.3 I think the number was, was the number of children per fertile woman required to keep a country's population stable.

The massive population growth almost exclusively happens in countries stricken by poverty.

So in essence, there is no reason to be sterilized. If you have internet and can speak English, more likely than not you aren't going to have a crap load of children anyway.


Not quite. The difficultly is inherent to the word "growth rate." Because America (and presumably the rest of the world) is so terrible at explain percentages, it's never clear whether or not the growth rate is r or 1+r, where r is the nominal value. To put this in perspective, if I say you need to pay 20% more for a shirt, it means you need to pay 120% of it's base price (hence you add one)--it's not actually clear what I mean. Since the source is the CIA Factbook, we can actually confirm what they mean: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2002rank.html

"Population growth rate compares the average annual percent change in populations, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative."

First of all, if they were just giving the nominal growth rate, it'd be always positive. The other bolded statement ("annual percent change") confirms this. This actually means that all countries are increasingly steady, with an additionaly "x percentage" of the population in question.

In this context, 1% is a scary big number. In particular, let P be the population in some year t. Then P(t+1)=(1+r)*P(t), which for r=1%, we obtain that a graph that looks like this (letting P(0)=300 million, which is America's population right now). For reasons that involve calculus, this is approximately decently by P(t)=300exp(r*t), where 300 comes from the fact that America's population is 300 million.

Note: to get the exponential equation, first consider the the time anytime later such that P(t+1)=(1+r)*P(t) is instead P(t+Δt)=(1+r)*P(t) (it's the same equation, except Δt is restricted to years). Rearrange as necessary, and take limit as Δt->0, get a differential equation, and then let P(0)=300 million, that is, t=0 corresponds to about 2--6=2007.

Anyway, plot P(t)=300*exp(1%*t), keeping in mind the y-axis is millions of people and t is years, and you'll see that it doesn't take long to double: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+P%28t%29%3Dexp%28t%2F100%29*300 . In fact, the doubling time is about 70 years. So in about 2080, if the trend continues, we could be looking at twice the amount of people.

Maybe that's scary and maybe it isn't, but because of how terrible percentages are reported, that graph doesn't make it clear how big some of those numbers are.
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ones needs castration are those giving birth like cats do & receiving welfare checks at the same time
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dump 'im
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Boot their ass out the door and never look back.
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............ goodbye
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KarenAraragi wrote:

So yeah that the question.

Will you do it ?

And if so why then ?

If no no for you and if so why ?

Are you in favor if so why then ?

Have you done this ?

Do you think is OK to ask that to somebody ?

Do you think after having certain amount of children people should get castration ? Be penalize for it ? Before you ask why that should be considered. Over world population and running out of space.



Ummmm....
Yeah the question...
No
NO
NO . . . because I said NO
no
no
no
NO,no, don't really care.....

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Castration? No. Vasectomy? Maybe. There is a rather big difference including hormone levels post procedure and reversibility of the procedure (in some cases).
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I wouldn't want castration on anyone. That being said this is a weird forum topic
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Who the hell ask a question like that
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