Long ago when the Lord told he and she to multiply,
Adam and Eve begat but now the total’s getting high.
That’s not to say that human procreation is a sin,
but when it goes without restraint, the math will simply win.
The population doubles now much quicker than before;
for most of human history the total did not soar.
But now within a lifetime we can see the fold occur,
and at this present writing seven billion people stir.
It’s like the serf who told the king he’d work a month for pay,
and all he asked for from the king was one cent the first day.
Yet on day two it would be doubled--doubled again on three;
the king was simply overjoyed at such a modest fee.
Alas the king was not aware of geometric might;
for at the end of thirty days the total was a sight.
Because of exponential growth the naive king paid dear;
the serf had near eleven million dollars free and clear.
Thus so it is with population as the story goes;
established tenets may remain but mathematics knows.
The holy fathers may regard their prohibitions well,
but someday they may see the light when Earth becomes a hell.
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PAD September 26, 2012