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Lifespan Explosion And Birth Control

Don Ashley dashley at TENET.EDU
Thu Feb 16 23:27:14 EST 1995

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???
> > Luly
> It could certainly help but think of what this would mean in terms of you 
> as a parent.  You would be taking care of your children for however long 
> it took for them to mature.  Instead of 18 to 22 years of rearing per 
> child, you could end up with 20 to 30 years of parenting per child.  Of 
> course, such a daunting reality might itself lead to a lower birthrate as 
> people who couldn't handle the extra time opted out of having kids.

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