Just woke up from a long summer’s nap and finished reading the above posts. Nature does have a ways of working these things out although the methods may not be particularly desired or palatable to particular segments of the population or sundry individuals at large. I have noted that as infant mortality drops so does family size. Also as we shift from an agrarian economy to a manufacuting/electronic one familly size tends to decrease since not as many people are needed to hoe the corn plus it costs more to raise children without farms to feed them. Where I live, among the 70+ population 10-12 children is not rare. Among the 20 & 30 somethings 2-3 or even only one seems to be fine. Also, this area is below sea level and the old shore lines are clearly marked on the rocks. So if anyone is interested in future waterfront property just give me a call.