Jewish Brains Solving Global Problems

There are some people who claim that one way to save the environment is zero population growth. Their viewpoint is that less people mean less problems.

The Orthodox Jewish view is to encourage large families – the viewpoint is that people have the potential to bring light into the world, and one way that this manifests itself is by solving problems.

Jewish brains here in Israel have proven themselves in many areas – medical breakthroughs and hi-tech solutions come to mind. Recently I have come across a lot of articles about these same Jewish brains coming up with ideas to help the environment.

The most famous one, of course, is Shai Agassi and his electric cars. Things are progressing nicely, and a number of Israeli companies have agreed to have their company cars use the new technology when it becomes available.

Another Israeli company has come up with a turnkey project which enables solar energy production on a relatively small scale, without the need for huge tracts of land.

Another revolutionary product invented by Israelis is one that extracts water from the air. This is not only practical for poor rural areas but I think can be used as emergency back-up systems everywhere.

An Israeli has invented a way to “de-claw” plutonium, rendering it fit only for peaceful use. 

And to think, if the Jews had believed all of the nonsense about zero population growth, these breakthroughs may not have happened at all…..

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Comrade Tovya
    Mar 17, 2009 @ 21:25:58

    Welcome back, kind of off the subject, but glad to see you return none-the-less.

  2. Gila
    Mar 18, 2009 @ 17:11:17

    All we have to do now is convince that rather sizeable chunk of the sector that believes in large families to also believe in secular education (math, science, English) and the importance of participation in the workforce/ army/ etc…and we will have it made.

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