Responding to Richard Hake's post (pasted below my signature for reference):
This seems to have been posted earlier (??) And I believe I had responded to the question.
The Bartlett signature quotes are excellent - and we really need to start understanding the exponential function. (We may not be able to use Math-teach much longer - or indeed to do much else of anything at all - unless we make at least minimum efforts to start understanding the over-ridingly important exponential function [as it applies to human affairs on this planet]; I see few or no signs that any such minimum needed efforts are being made).
GSC Richard Hake posted Dec 15, 2012 12:18 AM: > Some subscribers to Math-Teach might be interested in > a recent post > "L.A. Times Population Report: Beyond 7 Billion - > Fighting the Last > War?" [Hake (2012b)]. > > Q. What does overpopulation have to do with > Math-Teach? > > A. Please see the Bartlett signature quotes. > > The abstract reads: > > ********************************************* > ABSTRACT: In response to my post "L.A. Times > Population Report: > Beyond 7 Billion" [Hake (2012a)] at > <http://bit.ly/Ufro6y>, Ed > Gehringer (2012) of the POD list wrote: "Hey Richard, > I think you're > fighting the last war," where the "fighting the last > war" was linked > to the Population Research Institute's > <http://www.pop.org/> > "OVERPOPULATION IS A MYTH.com - Episode 5: 7 Billion > People: WILL > EVERYONE PLEASE RELAX?" [My CAPS.] > > At that site a video at <http://bit.ly/SJViUe> shows > a roller > coaster, representing population, rising steeply from > 3 billion to 5 > billion, rising less steeply after 5 billion, peaking > at about 7-8 > billion, and then *decreasing*! SO SHOULD EVERYONE > RELAX? > > In this post I give "Twenty-eight Quotes Relevant To > Overpopulation" > which suggest, contrary to the Population Research > Institute's > admonition, that EVERYONE SHOULD *NOT* RELAX. > > The population clock is ticking! When I transmitted > this post to > AERA-L and Net-Gold on 13 Dec 2012 at 16:14-0800, the > world > population clock at <http://1.usa.gov/j2u6Gw> stood > at 7,058,386,641. > How many people have been added by time you read > this? > ********************************************* > > To access the complete 64 kB post please click on > <http://bit.ly/TeOpJj>. > > Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana > University > Links to Articles: <http://bit.ly/a6M5y0> > Links to Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs: > <http://bit.ly/9nGd3M> > Academia: <http://bit.ly/a8ixxm> > Blog: <http://bit.ly/9yGsXh> > GooglePlus: <http://bit.ly/KwZ6mE> > Twitter: <http://bit.ly/juvd52> > > The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our > inability to > understand the exponential function." > - A.A. Bartlett (2004) > > "In our classrooms and in our lives as scientists, we > must > acknowledge that overpopulation is the world's most > serious and > threatening problem and that this problem requires > immediate and > urgent attention." > -A.A. Bartlett (2012) > > REFERENCES [URL's shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and > accessed on 13 Dec 2012.] > Bartlett, A.A. 2004. "The Essential Exponential! For > the Future of > Our Planet," Center for Science, Mathematics & > Computer Education, > University of Nebraska, Lincoln, publisher's > information at > <http://bit.ly/VpN2pm>. Author's information at > <http://bit.ly/VJQzRN>. The first chapter is online > at > <http://bit.ly/QKtjEh>. > > Bartlett, A.A. 2012. "The Meaning of Sustainability," > Teachers > Clearinghouse for Science and Society Education > Newsletter 31(1); > online at <http://bit.ly/SyM0t8>. > > Hake, R.R. 2012a. "L.A. Times Population Report: > Beyond 7 Billion," > online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at > <http://bit.ly/Ufro6y>. Post > of 5 Dec 2012 14:23:20-0800 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. > The abstract and > link to the complete post are being transmitted to > several discussion > lists and are also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at > <http://bit.ly/YBNFUU> with a provision for comments. > > Hake, R.R. 2012b. "L.A. Times Population Report: > Beyond 7 Billion - > Fighting the Last War?" online on the OPEN! online on > the OPEN! > AERA-L archives at <http://bit.ly/TeOpJj>. Post of 13 > Dec 2012 > 16:14:29-0800 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract > and link to the > complete post are being transmitted to several > discussion lists and > are also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at > <http://bit.ly/W2EV8u> with a > provision for comments.