The planet wasn't empty when early man came on the scene Pronatalist. As our large brains and our ability to make tools allowed us to spread, we displaced species that were already here. Sabertooth tigers were still in North America very recently in geologic time. Scientists feel it is probable that they were exterminated by humans. We Homo Sapiens may have been responsible for the extinction of Homo Neanderthalis. Your love for fellow humans seems to be coupled with a complete indifference to the natural world. I like children, but if I ever have any, I want them to grow up in a world that has forests and lakes, and wildlife. Maybe you would be happy in some sort of globe girdling city, but I would view it as a hell on Earth. Yes, we humans are in control of our destiny, barring some sort of comet or asteroid strike along the lines of the one that caused the extermination of the dinosaurs. Either we populate until we wipe out, or we plan ahead. Refusing to decide is also a choice, but not a good one. Nature doesn't care care how large the population of humans becomes. The planet is utterly indifferent, as is the universe. There is no good reason to suppose that the universe cares any more for the fate of the human species than it does for E. Coli bacteria. The fate of humans is only important to other humans. And we already know that this planet won't last forever. As for a creator: http://www.luminary.us/russell/not_christian.html You're always on about more people who would enjoy living. What, do you feel that there is some sort of netherworld where people are eagerly awaiting being born, and are bitterly disappointed by family planning measures that prevent their corporeal existence? And what of the millions already on this planet who's lives are lived in misery and squalor? Day after day of grinding poverty, malnourishment, disease, until death seems a welcome alternative? Your solution is to bring even more people onboard? True god of Abraham? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!