brain sizes: Einstein's and women's
lojbab at lojban.org
Mon Sep 9 12:22:23 EST 2002
"John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote:
>There are now almost 900 million niggers in Africa,
No there aren't. We've been over this before.
>a four fold increase just since 1950 (228 million).
>Did they have wars?
No major ones.
>Did they have plagues?
No. AIDS has reached pandemic levels, which is what we usually mean
by a "plague", but only in the last few years. The major plague
killers of history still exist, but kill only a fraction of what they
killed 50 years ago.
But I already provided that information. Death rates in England
before 1750 were in the range of 25 to 35 per thousand, which is
comparable to or even higher than the birth rate in Africa today. The
death rates in Africa have dropped to half of that or less, and that
means that the population has exploded in recent decades. But
historically they did not grow rapidly.
>Yes. Did they kill each other by the millions?
>Yes. Did they have "birth control"?
>Paul Storey of ZPG--
>"International Planned Parenthood estimates 500 million women want to control their fertility but are unable to do so. In Africa, for example, 77% of married women who want no more children are not using birth control. To achieve 75% contraceptive use worldwide, annual expenditures on family planning will need to triple to about $10 billion.
And those are the ones that DON'T want more children.
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