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Re: Actually...
Date: 3/8/13 10:42 am
In Response To: Re: Actually... (Louis Wu)

: It took almost 125 years for the human population to increase from 1 billion
: to 2 billion (during the 19th century) - when the population is a third as
: large, the rate of increase is even smaller. 5 years is a pretty short
: timespan - I'd guess we're talking a couple of percent, at best. (If you
: want to consider the fact that humanity is still cleaning up after a
: decades-long war, it's probably even lower than it would be in peacetime -
: it's not like we have nothing to do but sit around and make babies - or
: take care of them.)

: I think using the one hard number we've been given isn't going to steer you
: too far wrong.

You could even use maths:

You have 300 million. in 4 and a half years, you can have 5 cycles of human pregnancy. Let's assume that

- No one died in that period
- Population is equally divided in fertile women and men
- Every cycle produces a single child (so that population increases 150 million every cycle)

5 x 150M + 300M = 1050M

So you have just over a billion humans in human territory, but almost 70% of it is just kids under 5 years-old. As such, 300 million of able-bodies would still be the official count anyway (even of little kids dying is far more dramatic to most people).

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     Nope. Not one bit. Not even close.Avateur3/6/13 9:11 pm
           Re: Nope. Not one bit. Not even close.Quirel3/6/13 9:19 pm
           Actually...Melee3/6/13 11:16 pm
                 Re: Actually...Avateur3/7/13 12:11 am
                       Re: Actually...Avateur3/7/13 12:21 am
                             So Didact is Dracula?SonGoharotto3/7/13 12:41 am
                             Re: Actually...Melee3/7/13 9:00 am
                             Re: Actually...General Vagueness3/7/13 8:17 pm
                                   Re: Actually...Avateur3/7/13 8:55 pm
                                         Re: Actually...General Vagueness3/8/13 5:43 pm
                                               Re: Actually...Avateur3/8/13 8:39 pm
                       Re: Actually...General Vagueness3/7/13 8:15 pm
                             Re: Actually...Avateur3/7/13 9:00 pm
                                   Re: Actually...Grimmire3/8/13 12:25 am
                                         Re: Actually...Avateur3/8/13 1:15 am
                                         Re: Actually...General Vagueness3/8/13 6:44 pm
                                               Re: Actually...ZackDark3/8/13 7:17 pm
                                                     Re: Actually...General Vagueness3/8/13 8:14 pm
                                                           Re: Actually...Avateur3/8/13 9:39 pm
                                   Re: Actually...General Vagueness3/8/13 6:16 pm
                                         Re: Actually...Avateur3/8/13 9:48 pm
                                               Re: Actually...General Vagueness3/9/13 6:33 pm
                             Re: Actually...Louis Wu3/8/13 8:53 am
                                   Re: Actually...ZackDark3/8/13 10:42 am

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