Overpopulation of the planet article in New York Times:
Science will bail us out? This article has no suggestions other than "Faith" in Science/Man. I have more faith that Pig Factories/farms can develop a lethal virus that can be distributed around the globe in a day or two. Currently we can not even raise vegetables and wash them without using salmonella polluted water.
So Optimism is now a Scienctific principle/law/fact ?
Human ancestors also had an uncanny knack to go extinct (Neanderthal e.g.)