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July 30, 2009

Obama’s Science Czar Said a Born Baby ‘Will Ultimately Develop Into a Human Being’

Obama’s Science Czar Said a Born Baby ‘Will Ultimately Develop Into a Human Being’

President Obama’s top science adviser said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child “will ultimately develop into a human being” if he or she is properly fed and socialized.

“The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being,” John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.”

John Holdren co-authored the book with Stanford professors Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich. The book was published by W.H. Freeman and Company.

At the time “Human Ecology” was published, Holdren was a senior research fellow at the California Institute of Technology. Paul Ehrlich, currently president of The Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford, is also author of the 1968 bestseller, “The Population Bomb,” a book The Washington Post said “launched the popular movement for zero population growth.”

“Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions” argued that the human race faced dire consequences unless human population growth was stopped.

“Human values and institutions have set mankind on a collision course with the laws of nature,” wrote the Ehrlichs and Holdren. “Human beings cling jealously to their prerogative to reproduce as they please—and they please to make each new generation larger than the last—yet endless multiplication on a finite planet is impossible. Most humans aspire to greater material prosperity, but the number of people that can be supported on Earth if everyone is rich is even smaller than if everyone is poor.”

The specific passage expressing the authors’ view that a baby “will ultimately develop into a human being” is on page 235 in chapter 8 of the book, which is titled “Population Limitation.”

At the time the book was written, the Supreme Court had not yet issued its Roe v. Wade decision, and the passage in question was part of a subsection of the “Population Limitation” chapter that argued for legalized abortion.

Wild Thing's comment........

John Holdren is so disconnected from his soul!

He’s actually saying that a baby is NOT a human until it’s been fed and grows up!

I have never in my many years thought we would live to see the day that these demons would be roaming the white house with their demon boss

Posted by Wild Thing at July 30, 2009 06:45 AM


A baby will eventually grow into a human being, Now that is a really profound statement. I wonder what he got his PHD in, it sure as hell wasn't science.

And if its not overcast tomorrow the Sun will come out too. If ever there was a collection of life's losers this administration has managed to cull ever one of them. Starting at the top.

Posted by: Mark at July 30, 2009 07:28 AM

I really, really want to kick the crap out of this guy. If something like him had showed up at my door in his younger days to date either of my daughters, I would have taken a baseball bat to him. Without remorse.

Posted by: Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET at July 30, 2009 08:40 AM

There's not a shred of moral fabric in any part of this administration. Sociopaths with no conscience.

Posted by: Jim at July 30, 2009 09:05 AM

To Holdren we are all lab animals, expendable.

Posted by: TomR at July 30, 2009 01:27 PM

Mark, I never heard anything so stupid.
Well on second thought I probably have
from other people on the left, but this
has to be one of the top 10.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 30, 2009 07:48 PM

Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET, thatis
very understandable. This man is filled
with such hate for humanity starting at
birth of a person or even in the womb,it
is rock solid evil.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 30, 2009 07:50 PM

Jim, I agree so much. Never in my life
have I seen the kind of people obama
surrounds himself with. The lowest of
the low in the world. It really keeps
the shock of all of this going for me.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 30, 2009 07:55 PM

Tom, well said, that is exactly right.
scary stuff

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 30, 2009 07:57 PM