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Who’s supplying the future of the human race?

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Aired 4/19/09


Modern birth control has given people unprecedented abilities to control their fertility. The decision not to have children is one that a lot of modern Americans are making. What does this mean for the future of our politics and culture, and for the long-term composition of the gene pool? We'll speak with a social critic and an evolutionary biologist to find out.

Guests:

  • Christopher Wills . Professor of biological sciences at UCSD. He is co-author of The Spark of Life.
  • Phillip Longman . Senior fellow at the New America Foundation. He's author of a book called The Empty Cradle.

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