Lifespan Explosion And Birth Control

Rob Miller rmiller at bsm.bioc.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Feb 27 07:50:45 EST 1995


Don Ashley (dashley at TENET.EDU) wrote:

: 1000 year pre-puberty.  That is an original population management idea for 
: this thread.   

: Hope you don't mind if we publish it on hard copy.  Perhaps you have more 
: ideas on parenting.

: Thanks for your contributions.  Keep them flowing. 




: > 
: > 
: > On Thu, 16 Feb 1995, Robert Luly wrote:
: > 
: > > I have a simple computer program that I got from somewhere that allows 
: > > you to vary different peramiters and see the effect on a breeding 
: > > population.
: > > An interesting thing you can do is delay the age of PUBERTY and see its 
: > > effect over 1000 years. If you go too far the species goes EXTINCT.
: > > Could this be a "harmless birth control???


New for the newsgroup perhaps, but contained in the plot of one of the 
original Star Treks; I believe the episode was called `Mira'.  I'd check
the screenplay author, but my vids are in the states :-)


						rob.


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