Singer attempts to challenge Hardin’s theory by contending that people should be impartial and not waste time on unimportant issues, which also contribute towards people’s suffering. One would say that the theory of rights and responsibility lacks morals, but it may prove realistic regarding sustaining the spaceship. The term spaceship is a metaphor to mean the earth has limited space and resources (Kadeem, 2015). Therefore, Hardin means that continued population increase will directly lead to human suffering through famine and drought.
In my opinion, I would prefer singer’s idea because Hardin is a biologist and his opinion is theoretical and does not apply in the real sense. There are communities or countries, which are known to having a high population, but those countries are doing well. For instance China and India, they are overpopulated but still economically stable. Even those communities are not starving as asserted by Hardin. It takes people to work together and achieve stability and avoid poverty. Hardin also talks about government as the solution to people’s problems, but the government is made up of people, which means it will still take people’s initiative to work together and save the poor from hunger and suffering (Kadeem, 2015). However, I agree that human rights and hunger management should be a priority in a fight against suffering