Re: poly: Solar system development

From: carl feynman <>
Date: Fri Dec 12 1997 - 10:16:25 PST

At 11:51 AM 12/11/97 -0800, Damien R. Sullivan wrote:
> 3%
>is the maximum population growth humans can sustain, I think (just in
>terms of breeding) but if the amount controlled by each person grows by
>3% then such a fast economic growth might be sustainable over a long

I think Kenya has been growing at above 4% for decades now.

A quick calculation of vigorous childbearing in an immortal population:

If everyone starts having kids at age 20, and has a child every 5 years
forever, the population grows at 6.6% annually, doubling every 10.5 years.
I can explain how I got this, if anyone cares.

Received on Fri Dec 12 18:08:26 1997

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