I’m grateful to Michael Heiser for highlighting the ridiculousness of a typical creationist claim. According to the Bible, the command to “be fruitful and multiply” was there prior to the Fall.
According to young-earth creationists, death was not.
If you get the impression that young-earth creationists make bold assertions and sweeping claims about the Bible, history, and science, clearly without having thought them through, you’d be right. Consider how crowded some parts of the world are in our real present day existence of which death is a part. Then do the calculation to figure out how much worse the world would get, and how quickly, in the absence of mortality.
All aboard the young-earth creationists’ Eden Express!