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RightIdea's pick for 12-04-2003 ~ Soc "socks" it to the planet-huggers on the blessings of
DDT for a time had spectacular success as an insecticide that sharply reduced diseases. It was also cheap, and so non-toxic to humans that people were dusted with the stuff and wore clothes impregnated with it, and it drastically cut insect-borne typhus. And spraying on house walls obliterated malaria-carrying mozzies. Thus Paul Hermann Müller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1948 “for his discovery of the high efficiency of DDT as a contact poison against several arthropods”.
However, environmental groups were concerned about accumulation in the food chain and thinning of egg shells. Eventually they got it banned in most places. And malaria rose again. Disturbingly, some of the more extreme environmentalists, the watermelons (green on the outside, red on the inside) are convinced that the world is overpopulated, although all 6 billion people could fit into an area the size of England, with more than 20 square metres each. But with that mindset, millions of deaths from malaria will help the planet (Gaia). However, because people are made in God's image, it is worth saving millions of them even if birds eggshells become thinner as a result.
In some cases, insects required resistance, and naturally this was touted as "evolution in action" as though it proved evolution from goo to you via the zoo and refuted biblical creation. The resistance was already present. When DDT was applied, only the few resistant forms survived, with a severely genetically depleted population.
The evidence seems to support the idea that DDT has been a blessing far more than a curse. No other insecticide has been as non-toxic and cheap as DDT, or as effective at wiping out dinsect vectors for deadly diseases and thus saving millions of lives.
Thanks for your patience in the thread's I have previously committed myself to. Things are still difficult and topsy-turvy here, and I may actually start work somewhere this week (strong likelihood), so I'll do my best to answer some of those threads! See you in the forums...
When even our Christian leadership has committed to a strategy of compromising on "Do not murder" by supporting judges [like Alito], politicians [like Bush] and rulings that explicitly will kill certain innocent children, it is absurd for us to ask God to bless America. -- Bob Enyart, 1/18/06
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