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human population growth

Post by xOpolskasoccerOx » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:15 pm

I have a question that I don't understand please help!!!

Explain how technological advances have affected the size and growth rate of human population throughout history?

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Post by Volvox » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:07 am

If you would like a quite opinionated response, read Paul Ehrlich's "Population Bomb" or anything by Thomas Malthus. That should help answer your question.

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Post by umsikas » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:49 am

The more technologically advanced and wealthy a country is, the fewer children they tend to have.

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:04 am

thomas maltus? strange guy, wierd ideas...
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Post by q-she » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:42 am

i only say "industrial revolution". its a historical periode. look what happened with the population of this world during this periode. :) and look what they invented there!

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Post by Dr.Stein » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:28 am

MrMistery wrote:thomas maltus? strange guy, wierd ideas...

Excuse me, the Malthus thing remind me of another guy: Robert Malthus. Who is he and does he have relationship with Tom?
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:44 am

i've only heard of one malthus, the one with malthus parameter and all those strange things in population genetics and ecology. is he Thomas or Robert?
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