Saturday, February 25, 2006

Six and a half billion little pieces

According to the estimate on the U.S. Census Bureau's website, the world population will cross over the 6.5 billion mark some time in the next few hours; certainly by the end of Saturday in the United States.

That's 6,500,000,000 human beings alive on the planet all at once. Over 600,000 more will be added by the end of February — and that's net births minus deaths. By the end of June, the world will have 25,000,000 more people than today.

We have two choices: we can fight and kill each other in the never-ending battle to establish our way of life as the one and only true path of righteousness and virtue, or we can start figuring out better ways to get along peaceably.

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