Everyone is ignorant of the biggest problem we have; overpopulation.
But, is overpopulation a problem; if so, what can we do about it.
Lastly, unwanted pregnancy contributes to overpopulation because of the overall lack of knowledge about sexual relations and birth control in most societies.
With overpopulation, many problems have arisen.
One can begin with simple reasoning and arrive at the conclusion that if overpopulation is a critically serious problem, well then logically, every death of a human helps with the solution to the predicament.
But, is overpopulation a problem; if so, what can we do about it
It is easy to show that the class is not a null class. Recallthe game of tick-tack-toe. Consider the problem, "How can Iwin the game of tick-tack-toe?" It is well known that Icannot, if I assume (in keeping with the conventions of gametheory) that my opponent understands the game perfectly. Putanother way, there is no "technical solution" to theproblem. I can win only by giving a radical meaning to the word"win." I can hit my opponent over the head; or I canfalsify the records. Every way in which I "win"involves, in some sense, an abandonment of the game, as weintuitively understand it. (I can also, of course, openly abandonthe game -- refuse to play it. This is what most adults do.)
of not handling it well is the biggest problem that …
A fair defense can be put forward for the view that the worldis infinite or that we do not know that it is not. But, in termsof the practical problems that we must face in the next fewgenerations with the foreseeable technology, it is clear that wewill greatly increase human misery if we do not, during theimmediate future, assume that the world available to theterrestrial human population is finite. "Space" is noescape.