[W]e are talking about a reorganization of the world’s resources to support an extremely energetically-costly reproduction model, which is a whole other thing.
In response to Etienne Turpin’s question:
Which is quite significant in light of the biologist E.O. Wilson’s coment that human beings, in the Anthropocene, have reached a rate of biological reproduction that is more bacterial than primate. It is precisely by fixing nitrogen through the Haber-Bosch process that begins the asymptotic ascendency of the so-called “great acceleration” following WWII.
And I add below the beginning of Denizen’s answer:
This is much better way of clarifying what Wilson meant. We are not talking about the division of cells here;