Sitting in Michael's Lap
“I’ve been wondering”
Fair enough, but consider this:
I have observed that when I put my teakettle on the stove for about 5 minutes, it begins to whistle.
However, when I go outside and hear a bird whistle, it does not occur to me to "wonder" whether it is due to a judicious amount of heat being applied to his backside.
Unless Europe is keeping a very large secret from the rest of the world, it does not appear to be a society in decay ... there are many other indicators besides population decline to consider. Moreover, there are many more plausible explanations for the current population declines than what you've "wondered" about.
Simply because of the coincidence
of the program I saw and the population
predictions after. Next time I’ll just let
the questions stand alone, (and then
someone will ask why I asked).
My first reply to this topic could have easily been "Not bloody likely," in which case you would have no doubt asked me for my reasoning.
My second reply would have been that my reasoning was that you had provided none.
Is that better?