I’m not entirely certain why PowerLine and Ed Driscoll at Instapundit are surprised that professional doomsayer Paul Ehrlich is unavailable for comment about how it is that India is now capable of at least growing enough food* to sustain its population, despite the confidently nihilistic estimates of… Paul Ehrlich. The answer’s simple: Ehlrich got his butt kicked so hard by Norman Borlaug – THE GREATEST IOWA FARMER WHO EVER LIVED – on this subject that Ehrlich is still hiding from the man to this day.
What’s that? No. Paul Ehrlich isn’t quite confident that reports of Borlaug’s death were accurate. It could be a trap, to lure Ehrlich back into the open. Which may sound ridiculous; but then, so was Ehrlich’s pathetically wrong, and teeth-jarringly racist, predictions.
[UPDATE: Heh. I spelled Ehrlich, I think, three different ways throughout. Thanks to BG5 in comments for noticing.] (more…)