Here is Mark Steyn on those who see children as nothing more than polluters. See my post from a few days ago regarding whether you view humans as primarily consumers or producers.
Also: an addition to my Christmas Books List
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Primarily looks at random events in the markets, but also looks at the role random noise plays in other pursuits. Incredibly easy to read for a book that essentially deals with probability.