From CNN. See http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/08/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/duggars-expecting-20th-child-ppl/index.html?hpt=hp_bn7 If all of their offspring had 20 children each, after just ten generations (about 250 years), they would have … 10 trillion, 240 billion offspring. That’s 10,240,000,000,000.
Duggar No. 20 on the way
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of the TLC’s reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” said Wednesday that they are excited to be expecting their 20th child this spring (their oldest is 23 and their youngest is 2).
But CNN.com readers weren’t ready to celebrate with the Duggars. Instead they took issue with the older children having too much responsibility, bringing more children into an overpopulated world and TLC continuing to support the burgeoning family.
jpv said, “These people are insane. He is doing this to prove his manhood or something. If they wanted these many kids why not adopt? Many [kids] out there need homes. If this guy ever loses whatever job he has we will all be paying for those kids via welfare (if we aren’t already). Enough already.”
heresme responded, “They are not hurting anyone. They are not living off your tax dollars. The kids are well behaved and educated. They are living in a loving, intact family. To me, this is far more sane than those women who just can’t keep themselves in control and keep having babies from different fathers while living in the projects, not working.”
enevoldsen responded, “Did you ever think that maybe they just really like having kids and being parents? Or is that somehow impossible? Why is it that every person who wants to have more kids than ‘the norm’ in North America is instantly labeled insane.'”
cyclingpete said, “OK! We get it. You can procreate. So do mosquitoes! I think this is an addiction. I’m disgusted! If you are that hip on raising that many children why not adopt or foster and help kids who need a loving home? But, nooooooo. Just keep popping them out.”
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