What happens among fit Darwinists when there's not really a struggle for life? Is there an (evolutionary) imperative to reproduce?
Of course for unfit humans ('unfit' defined by the strong!) the consistent answer must be No. They should not reproduce. (Never forget the subtitle for Origin of the Species: 'On the preservation of favoured races...')
But what about the fit? Especially when their self-preserving instincts tell them this...
I enjoy my freedom and the amount of $$$ I spend and time to raise a child would not equal the joy I would get from having a child
Therefore the overwhelming sentiment of the discussion is summed up in this comment:
This site does a better job than I ever could of explaining the plethora of reasons to *not* bring another eating, pooping carbon footprint into our already bloated planet
I think you'll agree this is an excellent summary of how to view, not only children but any unproductive member of the human race, through Darwinian eyes.
Of course they express disappointment that they are being outbred by the religious. But self-preservation seems to be a far greater motivation than preservation of their own kind.
One commenter found the courage to call planned childlessness "selfish and very self-absorbed." For him, 'spreading our seed' is 'our only real chance at eternal life'. He was quickly rounded on by another commenter:
Chance for eternal life? There is no such thing... Reality is a hard pill to swallow, but intellectual honesty demands it. Your desire for eternal life & your fluffy idealism of parenthood & children doesn’t change it.
Anyway... a fascinating insight into a subculture and into the future (or otherwise) of an idea.