Talk:Paul R. Ehrlich

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  • claims that Ehrlich is attributed with saying: "To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer."
  • I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.
    • 1969
  • In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish.
    • 1970
  • Giving society cheap, abundant energy... would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.
    • 1976 (done. Wrong date, it was published in 1975)

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"Actually, the problem in the world is that there are too many rich people..." Americans plunder planet?, Associated Press, April 6, 1990. Alexaway 17:38, 1 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Paul R. Ehrlich said in 1969: "If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000" Regis, Ed (February 1997). The Doomslayer. Wired (Issue 5.02). Archived from the original on 2008-05-18. Retrieved on 2010-03-01. Alexaway 17:50, 1 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]