Who is Paul Ehrlich?

Who is Paul Ehrlich?

Meet Paul Ehrlich, Pseudoscience Charlatan. This is The Corbett Report. 50 years ago, Paul Ralph Ehrlich, an entomologist by training and a professor of biology at Stanford University, published The Population Bomb. As far as books by practicing scientists go, it was about as big as it gets.

How successful was Paul Ehrlich’s book population science?

It sold more than two million copies worldwide, was translated into numerous languages, shaped public discourse around the population issue for a generation, and catapulted Paul Ehrlich into the unlikely category of “superstar scientist.” Of course, it wasn’t a success from the get-go.

What did Ehrlich say about the earth’s capacity for human population growth?

Ehrlich’s warnings about the Earth’s incapacity to provide ample resources to a growing human population was quietly refuted even as the world population doubled in less than five decades.

Was Paul Ehrlich’s overpopulation theory a pseudoscience?

And while Paul Ehrlich was one of the first to sensationalize overpopulation theories, Dr. Allen noted, they had their roots in an earlier pseudo-scientific theory: eugenics. According to Dr. Allen:

Paul R. Ehrlich received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Co-founder with Peter H. Raven of the field of coevolution, he has pursued long-term studies of the structure, dynamics, and genetics of natural butterfly populations.

What is Ehrlich’s contribution to public policy?

He has also been a pioneer in alerting the public to the problems of overpopulation, and in raising issues of population, resources, and the environment as matters of public policy. Professor Ehrlich’s research group covers several areas.

What is Professor Ehrlich’s research group doing?

Professor Ehrlich’s research group covers several areas. It continues to study the dynamics and genetics of natural populations of checkerspot butterflies ( Euphydryas ). This research has applications to such problems as the control of insect pests and optimum designs for nature reserves.

Is Paul Ehrlich a prophet of global population Doom?

Paul Ehrlich, a prophet of global population doom who is gloomier than ever. The Guardian. October 2011.

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