Salute to Norman Borlaug

A great man has passed, and his name is Norman Borlaug.

I first became aware of his work via Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, in this following clip:

What this man did is great deed in promoting human life, and extending humankind’s understanding and control of nature. It also served as a direct counter to the ’60s era “panic” about mass starvation and famine arising from overpopulation. There’s still plenty of ingenuity and room left for people to live, and men like Norman Borlaug are the people who have seen the problems and solved them.