"John de Rivaz" writes:
> I have been asked for the reference to the oft-quoted "if all
> those who have ever died were resurrected the world's population
> would only double."
>> Flicking through my books, including Jack Parsons' "Population
> versus Liberty" has not produce it.
It's been years, but I remember some such quote from the opening of an
Arthur C Clarke book, 2001 (I think).
He says something like "behind every person alive today there stands 20
[not 1] ghosts". Now I know 2001 is fiction but Clarke usually gets his
non-speculative technical details correct.
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