Re: overpopulation - more

Dan Clemmensen (
Mon, 06 Jul 1998 08:17:36 -0400

Damien Broderick wrote:
> Rather than simply raising questions, I guess I should add some more to the
> discussion:
[SNIP the entire paper]
> Comments welcome

I think the actual issue is whether extreme longevity will change the situation. consider te following two scenarios:

  1. each woman has four children at age twenty (average) and dies as age forty, men die at forty.
  2. each woman has a child every twenty years. Men and women are immortal.

I think the population curves are identical.

conclusion: we have an overpopulation problem to solve in either case.