"What I don’t understand,” I wondered aloud, “is how you might convince all Varok's species to accept limits to their reproduction. Isn’t it the universal desire of all species to have children, lots of them?”
“Not if the species have an understanding of long term consequences,” Orram said. "There are also heavy fines and re-settlement for ellls and varoks who violate the replacement-only laws."
"And how do you contain species that can't understand their limits?"
"I suspect it means letting nature do its own balancing act when needed."
"Maybe that's what humans prefer," I said.