Greatest man who ever lived died over the weekend..

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  1. rattrap007

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  2. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    indeed his contributions to this world are immense and the amount of good he did is incalculable RIP
     
  3. Nexus Prime

    Nexus Prime Creation is proof.

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    Never heard of him.

    What a backwards society we live in where I know more about a piece of crap show that I don't watch like American Idol and nothing about someone who actually contributed this much. RIP.
     
  4. blunghole

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    I heard that. Why is it that everyone knows the names Hasselhoff and Hilton but this man's name is never uttered. It's a shame, and I for one will miss him.

    RIP
     
  5. rattrap007

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    I only know of him from Penn & Teller's Bullshit.
     
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    I heard about this over the weekend. Brilliant man and noble work.

    Geez people, turn off Fox once in a while.
     
  7. Cheetatron

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    Never heard of him I thought this was about that russian military officer who saw nukes from the USA being launched on the screen he was monitoring but used his wits to determine that it was just a fluke thus sparring the world from certain nuclear holocaust that dude is a hero of mine.
     
  8. Bryan

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    Ah, but did he save lives in the long run? His contributions to increasing crop yields may ultimately result in a population boom that's unsustainable, resulting in pressures from competition over non-renewable and fundamentally scarce resources, and finally, lead to catastrophic collapse and war! Oh, lawdie! :eek: 

    I'm just saying. And yeah, shame old boy passed, although he got 95. Certainly beat the law of averages.
     
  9. Foster

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    Don't birth rates decrease when the survival rate increases?
     
  10. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    And he lived in Dallas, like me, and I had never heard of him.
    Sad.
     
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    I was mostly being flip and hyperbolic (I thought that was the new 'rational and funny' for GD), but yeah, that's true. I'm sure you already know that most developed nations are experiencing a sharp contraction in birth rates (resulting in the whole "graying" issue). But I don't think that the former outstrips the latter, seeing as how the global population has been growing faster and faster over the last century.
     
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    I think its more like birth rates decrease when living conditions such as education, health care, and income increase. And also if a population moves from agrarian to urban. But those are usually accompanied by an increased survival rate, so yeah. So if parts of the world where his advances in crop yield were applied continue to be plentiful, they may move towards a more "advanced" (technology or knowledge focused rather than single family sustaining agriculture) society, which will likely lead to decreasing birth rates eventually.

    But still, say what you will about global population rates and resource scarcity and crop diversity or whatever, this man devoted his life to feeding the hungry, and did a damn good job of it. I think that's applaudable, regardless of current world conditions. He had a good run, and leaves behind an amazing legacy.
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    lol, not to poke fun at this terrible tragedy but I thought the Dos XX's guy died.

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    Our science teacher talked about that today

    Man, say what you will, 95 is a heck of a good run
     
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    What does that have to do with anything?

    Anyway, it is sad that this guy died. He seems to have done a lot. Though I do find it ironic that he is called the father of the "green revolution" while now so many of the "green" loving hippies are totally against the bioenhanced foods that this man helped create.
     
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    That's for the guy who cited American Idol. That's the channel it airs on, ain't it?
     
  17. Jarodimus

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    I think so. But he did say he doesn't watch it. I see his point. I don't watch the damned thing, either, but crap about it pops up on Bob & Tom, "news" shows, and from Every. Single. Person. with whom I work.
     
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    he looked cute!
     
  19. Foster

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    :lol  I've largely detached myself from pop culture. We have fantastic public radio here, which helps.
     
  20. Midnight

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    Norman Borlaug.

    I first heard of him from Penn and Teller too.

    R.I.P. yo.
     

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