037. Antinatalism

A discussion on the end to our means.

Essays to consider

  1. The Last Messiah
  2. Why It Is Better Never to Come into Existence
  3. Every Conceivable Harm: A Further Defence of Anti-Natalism
  4. The Ethics of Procreation and Adoption

Questions to ponder

  1. In a recent report, the World Health Organization and notes, among other things, that “nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialized care to survive”, that “in 2017, 2.5 million newborns died, mostly from preventable causes”, that unless “rapid progress” is made some countries will not meet basic healthcare needs of their newborns “for another 11 decades”. The question before us, why even bother? Are we (or at least some unfortunate subset of us) destined to pain, suffering, and death (and perhaps little else) simply from being born?